Quite a few news outlets were up in arms … no pun intended … when word got around that female reporters who had gone sleeveless in the summer heat had been barred from the House of Representatives for violating the dress code.
This is real. Fellow female reporters barred from Speaker's lobby for wearing sleeveless dresses while doing their jobs. (It's hot in DC) ? https://t.co/8evY6wQmA8
— K Tully McManus (@ktullymcmanus) July 6, 2017
Wore a sleeveless, work-appropriate dress to Speaker's Lobby six years ago and was advised to "please cover up" next time. https://t.co/66biNrmbtQ
— Patricia Mazzei (@PatriciaMazzei) July 6, 2017
Can confirm I was warned the next time I would be removed https://t.co/M0BTcFYchO
— Kellie Mejdrich (@kelmej) July 6, 2017
— Rebecca Shabad (@RebeccaShabad) July 6, 2017
CBS News put together a surprisingly lengthy piece on the dress code and Capitol Hill’s “fashion police,” while Jezebel published a story on the “new” dress code before being informed it wasn’t new at all and updating its headline.
— Jezebel (@Jezebel) July 6, 2017
Still, if you didn’t know it before and just found out, it’s news to you, and news to Newsweek.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 6, 2017
Newsweek went ahead the extra few steps it took to bring the yawner of a “no sleeveless dresses” policy across the line into the realm of oppressive anti-feminist dystopia.
"This dress code has been in effect for decades but now it's LITERALLY The Handmaid's Tale" pic.twitter.com/uwvhDdkElZ
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) July 7, 2017
I know. And of course it is now totalitarianism.
— Alison Poole (@RealAlisonPoole) July 7, 2017
Oh my gosh! There's a dress code for covering your shoulders?! What sort of dystopian hell are we living in?! ?
— Elu Thingol (@Strangeland_Elf) July 7, 2017
This one, right here:
Pretty sure this is how Handmaid's Tale began…The House Has a New 'No Sleeveless' Dress Code for Women https://t.co/d3Xh4uKLUN
— Shira Fine (@ShiraFine) July 6, 2017
WHAT IS THIS? THE EFFING HANDMAID'S TALE???????https://t.co/jYodcoM5LG
— Frannie Ucciferri (@frannieu12) July 6, 2017
This is some Handmaid's Tale shit. https://t.co/4LOjUVlLye
— JenAshleyWright (@JenAshleyWright) July 6, 2017
Check this out. Republicans are quickly heading towards the "Handmaid's Tale" type of country. Next they will… https://t.co/EGDhIBgrST
— Daniel B. Holeman (@danielholeman) July 6, 2017
Republicans? Oh, apparently House Speaker Paul Ryan came up with the “new” rule so he’d have something to enforce.
— Mic (@mic) July 6, 2017
Paul Ryan's rules for women in the House? They're not allowed sleeveless blouses or dresses or open-toed shoes. https://t.co/rUqkk2GNfz
— Stop the Speaker (@StopTheSpeaker) July 6, 2017
Men telling women how they may dress? Hmm, #WhiteSharia much?
— Dennis Perkins (@DennisPerkins5) July 6, 2017
Will this work?? I know you can see my neck, but I'll put a scarf on it and drape it around to my face too! Ok?? pic.twitter.com/UbGpqRRB69
— Lainey Tikka (@MinaTikka) July 6, 2017
They are always worried about Sharia Law taking over but they practice the same creepy repressed Christian version here already.
— Sopris (@Sopris970) July 6, 2017
GOP-approved head coverings. pic.twitter.com/NlE4AKH5v1
— Charlotte Marks (@Vladdiefan) July 6, 2017
— ss (@shasimss) July 6, 2017
Honestly, we never would have begged liberals to put down “Harry Potter” and read another book if we’d known it was going to be “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
US House has new uniform requirement 4 women. U may choose from Ivanka Trump's Fall'17 Handmaid's Collection This 1 is called"under his eye" pic.twitter.com/UJo3FOu4gJ
— Eileen (@EileenDem17) July 6, 2017
is it just me or is the outrage over this supposedly being sexist/misogynist ridiculous?
— NotTheRealMe (@the_pmizzle69) July 7, 2017
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HAHAHA! Mashable declares ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ outfits the ‘most powerful’ anti-Trump meme https://t.co/iBmTyybs0K
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 29, 2017