A Kansas senator wrote dress code for women and not men because women need help dressing themselves.
Mitch Holmes, a Kansas senator and chairman of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, is gaining attention for an 11-point code of conduct he wrote for people testifying on ethics bills and elections, CNN reports. Rule number two reads, "Conferees should be dressed in professional attire. For ladies, low-cut necklines and miniskirts are inappropriate." There is no equally vague mention of how a man should dress.
Senator Laura Kelly summarized emotions when she told KWCH, "I think my first thought was, 'For crying out loud, what century is this?'"
Holmes reportedly toyed with requiring men to wear suits and ties, but according to the Huffington Post, felt that they were able to appropriately dress themselves without guidance.
Kansas State Senator Mitch Holmes' New Dress Code Requires Women to Dress Like Kim Davis pic.twitter.com/AjlbQHovLG— John Ferguson (@Fearguth) January 23, 2016
Holmes wrote the three-year-old dress code after a "full-time lobbyist appeared before a committee with a neckline that extended downward almost to her naval," he wrote on Facebook. His entire explanation is likely to only infuriate further: