Missouri House Dress Code Crackdown On Ladies Inspires International Outrage

Here's what was REALLY the top story in Missouri this week . . .


In a sense . . . And given that new rules wouldn't allow hottie Allison (featured above) to go to work despite her very pro looks.

More to the point  . . .

The modern world earned a chuckle at the expense of the Show-Me State after mostly Republican white dudes flexed on their female colleagues in a manner that might confirm a great deal of complaints about so-called gender equity.

Credit to our TKC blog community which suggested that new rules should also require fat dudes to wear jackets that actually fit around their guts and are able to be buttoned.

Here's the best overview of the dress code crackdown . . .

The dress code amendment was passed in a voice vote and the rules package was later adopted by the GOP-controlled legislature in a 105-51 vote, but not without pushback and debate from House Democrats.

“Do you know what it feels like to have a bunch of men in this room looking at your top trying to determine if it’s appropriate or not?” Democratic state Rep. Ashley Aune proclaimed from the House floor.

Republicans altered their amendment to include cardigans after Democratic state Rep. Raychel Proudie criticized the impact requiring blazers could have on pregnant women.

Democratic state Rep. Peter Merideth refused to vote on the amendment, telling his colleagues on the floor, “I don’t think I’m qualified to say what’s appropriate or not appropriate for women and I think that is a really dangerous road for us all to go down.”

“Y’all had a conniption fit the last two years when we talked about maybe, maybe wearing masks in a pandemic to keep each other safer. How dare the government tell you what you have to wear over your face? Well, I know some governments require women to wear things over their face, but here, oh, it’s OK because we’re just talking about how many layers they have to have over their shoulders,” Merideth added.

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