Whoa, this is not something you would expect to here from a lady Democrat, but she said something many have thought: Overly provocative clothing might be sending certain message; perhaps even an invitation. Some might call it harmless flirtation while to others it’s sexual harassment.
A female Democratic House member shocked fellow lawmakers Wednesday when she said that the revealing clothing that some members and staffers wear is an “invitation” to sexual harassment.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) made the comments during a private Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday to discuss sexual harassment issues, according to two Democratic sources in the room.
“I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,” Kaptur said, according to the sources present. “And what I’ve seen … it’s really an invitation.” The comments left many others in the room stunned, the sources said.
Kaptur said women on Capitol Hill should have to abide by a stricter dress code, like those adopted by the military or corporations.
“Maybe I’ll get booed for saying this, but many companies and the military [have] a dress code,” she said. “I have been appalled at some of the dress of … members and staff. Men have to wear ties and suits.” (via: Politico)
Maybe this congresswoman hasn’t heard the news: a woman nowadays can be stark naked, and no one is allowed to acknowledge her physique. Still, it is interesting to hear a Democrat say something truthful that is not PC.