Missouri House dress code for women implemented and Democrats absolutely lose their minds

Missouri’s GOP-dominated state House is facing left-wing backlash for implementing a new dress code that requires women to cover up their shoulders with a jacket.

The dress code is the brainchild of state Rep. Ann Kelley, a female Republican who’s argued that she’s just trying to even things out a little bit.

“Men are required to wear a jacket, a shirt and a tie, correct? And if they walked in here without a tie, they would get gaveled down in a heartbeat. If they walked in without a jacket, they would get gaveled down in a heartbeat,” she pointed out during a floor debate Wednesday, according to CNN.

Previously, women were just required to wear “dresses or skirts or slacks worn with a blazer or sweater and appropriate dress shoes or boots.”

The new dress code is as follows: “Proper attire for women shall be business attire, including jackets worn with dresses, skirts, or slacks, and dress shoes or boots.”

Despite Kelley’s logic, and despite the fact that the bill was proposed by her, a woman, Democrats and their allies have been screaming “sexism” ad nauseum.

“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?” state Rep. Ashley Aune, a Democrat, reportedly kvetched from the House floor Wednesday.

“I’ve seen a lot of lack of decorum in this room in my two years here and not once has that lack of decorum spurred from someone’s blazer or lack thereof,” she added.

Meanwhile, state Rep. Peter Merideth, a Democrat and apparent mask zealot, felt it necessary to make this all about you know what.

“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,” he said on the House floor.

“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,” he added.

He also took his complaints to Twitter:

Apparently, requiring a dress code at work is equivalent to forcing millions of people to needlessly mask up. Who knew?

In a Facebook post published Thursday, a day after the new rules were adopted, Kelley revealed that she’s faced “lots of hateful calls, emails, and messages in regards to this amendment.”

She also claimed she was just “fixing the errors and clarifying the rule.”

State Rep. Brenda Shields, a close ally of Kelley, has argued the same.

She “said Kelley’s plan was intended to clarify current rules because the previous wording left the dress code up to interpretation,” according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Speaking of which, Shields reportedly introduced her own amendment that allows cardigans to count as jackets.

As for the hate that Kelley is receiving, some of it can be seen on Twitter:

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