Missouri House revise their dress code for women

A new dress code requirement in the Missouri House of Representatives, which requires women to cover their shoulders, is being labeled as sexist and misogynistic.

The updated dress code requires women to wear a jacket to cover their shoulders

Recently, the Missouri House of Representatives has implemented a strict new dress code requirement for women, which mandates that they wear blazers, jackets, or cardigans to cover their shoulders. This new rule is a part of the state house's latest rules package, which was passed by a vote of 105 to 51. The state house is currently majority Republican, made up of 116 men and 43 women.
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State representative Ann Kelley (R), who introduced the new rules, has defended the decision by stating that the new dress code requirement will mirror the dress code already in place for men.
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“That's not why any of us were elected, Mr. Speaker"

However, some female lawmakers disagree with this argument. Many female lawmakers have expressed their outrage against the new rules on social media, calling it sexist and misogynistic. They argue that the new dress code requirement is unnecessary and unfair, as it places additional restrictions on women that are not imposed on men. They also point out that the cost of purchasing new clothing to comply with the dress code could be a financial burden for some women.
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Ashley Aune (D), MO State Representative, HD 14 said "You know what it feels like to have a bunch of men in this room looking at your top- trying to decide whether it's appropriate or not?". Raychel Proudie (D), MO State Representative, HD 13 stated "I spent $1,200 on a suit and I can't wear it in the People's House because someone who doesn't have the range tells me that it's inappropriate… That's not why any of us were elected, Mr. Speaker. None of us."
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