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Women are being barred from sections of the House of Representatives for wearing sleeveless garments. House members are required to wear "appropriate business attire during all sittings of the House," but a congressional reporter was recently kicked out of the Speaker's lobby because she was wearing a sleeveless dress. Some argue the dress code also applies to men, who must wear jackets and ties, but many think rules mandating women cover their arms are sexist and weird. What do you think?

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Haley Byrd, a congressional reporter for Independent Journal Review, said she was kicked out of the Speaker's lobby because she was wearing a sleeveless dress:

"When I was kicked out that day, I was just trying to pass through the area to reach another hallway, but I was told I was violating the rules. But recently they've been cracking down on the code, like with open-toed shoes."
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But others say the code isn't sexist. It's not just women who have to deal with dress code restrictions; men also have requirements that are rather unpleasant in 90 degree heat.

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But the "no bare arms" and "no open-toed shoes" rules strike many as puritanical, especially when you consider the context of how few women there are in Congress. Why should women have to cover up? Are women's shoulders or toes somehow disrespectful?

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Others think policing women's outfits should be last on the list of Congressional priorities.

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And others ask: where will this end? 

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But are the critics making a huge deal over nothing?

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Should women in the Capitol be required to follow a dress code?
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