Citing 'Right To Bare Arms,' Congresswomen Stage A Dress Code Rebellion

 
Word has it that Eve's shoulders were the real reason we're in this whole mess.

Word has it that Eve's shoulders were the real reason we're in this whole mess.

Last week, news broke that female reporters were being denied entry to the Speaker's lobby due to Paul Ryan's interpretation of the "appropriate attire" dress code, a.k.a. no sleeveless dressed allowed.

Now, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, a democrat from California, has instated what she calls #SleevelessFriday. Extra points for being a politician who knows how to use a well-executed Bitmoji.

The call to action comes a day after Ryan announced that he'll be working with the House Sergeant at Arms to update the dress code following the intense backlash.

After last week, even members of his own party showed signs of defiance; on Wednesday, Rep. Martha McSally, a republican from Arizona, wore a sleeveless dress AND open-toed shoes on the House floor. What a rebel.

This morning, Speier's rallying cry appears to have gained some solid support:

Here's to hoping Ryan can *try* to not come from a place of slut-shaming as he revisits the dress code. Because shoulders really aren't that scary. 

This story originally ran on July 7, 2017 and has since been updated to include the #SleevelessFriday response from critics.

Words: Deena Drewis
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