This story is not quite within the ambit of employment discrimination, but let’s just say that these are the guys who pass state anti-discrimination laws.
Kansas state Sen. Mitch Holmes (R), chairman of that state’s Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, “issued an 11-point code of conduct to guide women on how to dress. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Holmes’ rules don’t include any restrictions on men because, according to Holmes, men don’t need instructions on how to look professional.”
The AP/Fox article noted that “he imposed a dress code that prevents women testifying on bills from wearing low-cut necklines and miniskirts. … [He] said he wrote the instruction because provocatively dressed women are a distraction. The guidelines don’t detail a minimum skirt length or a permissible neckline for blouses.”
“’Oh, for crying out loud, what century is this?’ Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, said Thursday.”
Takeaway: Do you think that gender discrimination — or any type of employment discrimination — is a priority for these pols?