The incoming Republican majority of the Montana legislature is telling women to mind the length of their skirts.
For women, the “business formal” mandate a suit or dress slacks, skirt, jacket, and dress blouse or suit-like dress and appropriate shoes. The memo notes that leggings are not considered “dress pants,” and also deems open-toe sandals and tennis shoes to be inappropriate.
The memo also notes that women should be “sensitive to skirt lengths and necklines.”
The code reportedly applies to legislative staff, interns, aides, and members of the media while they are on the floor of the chamber.
Female lawmakers are being asked to wear attire that “respects the legislative institution” and, evidently, not unintentionally generate giggles and boners for male lawmakers who can’t control themselves.