In a historic moment for women of the Democratic Party, female Democratic members of the House of Representatives celebrated their arduous victory over the male patriarchy forcing them to obey the House chamber’s time-honored dress code.
It was a stunning moment that triggered awe and applause:
The courageous women had dubbed Friday “Sleeveless Friday” to mark their defiance of the draconian rule requiring them to cover their arms and eschew open-toed shoes when in the House chambers. Some of them tweeted their exhilaration:
The brouhaha over the dress code was triggered when Weekly Standard reporter Jenna Lifhits tried to use paper from her notebook as a way to cover up her shoulders, but was refused entrance to the House chambers. Independent Journal Review reporter Haley Byrd was ejected from the Speaker’s lobby for wearing a sleeveless dress.
On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan indicated he would ask the sergeant-at-arms to modernize the dress code that also includes requiring men to wear a suit and tie in both the Speaker’s lobby and House chamber.
The celebration over the defiant escape to freedom from the patriarchy now will be etched in history alongside other historic moments such as the 1963 Martin Luther King-led March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro had a succinct rejoinder: