Dem congresswoman says revealing clothing invites sexual harassment

Dem congresswoman says revealing clothing invites sexual harassment, by Alayna Treene.

Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio), the longest-serving woman in the House, said Wednesday that some congresswomen and staffers dress so inappropriately that their clothing is “an invitation” to sexual harassment, sources told Politico:

“I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,” Kaptur said during a private Democratic Caucus meeting on sexual harassment in Congress. “And what I’ve seen … it’s really an invitation.”

Kaptur also said she thinks the Hill should have a stricter dress code for females: “Maybe I’ll get booed for saying this, but many companies and the military [have] a dress code. I have been appalled at some of the dress of … members and staff. Men have to wear ties and suits.”

Glenn Reynolds:

Perhaps, given our new sensitivity to “triggering,” revealing attire is sexual harassment, of men.

If you want a prim, sexless workplace, it probably involves prim, sexless attire.