Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What do the Media Feminists Have to Say? 

Press corps women travelling with the Obama show to Israel and Jordan have been give explicit instructions regarding their dress codes. This article from Politico provides the list of "no-nos" for females.

Restrictions include but are not limited to the following:
�Do not wear nail polish.�

�Women should only wear a limited amount of jewelry.�

�Shoulders and arms must be fully covered (no strapless tops, no tank tops, no short sleeve shirts."

�Closed-toe shoes, women should also wear stockings.�

While I understand and respect conservative Jewish and Muslim traditions, there are plenty of Jewish and Muslim women in Israel and Jordan who do not follow these restrictive dress codes. In addition, temperatures in Israel and Jordan right now are rather high. I doubt many native women spend summers in 85+ and 90+ degree heat wearing nylon stockings.

But what really is telling is the fact that the Obama campaign thinks these professionals are not smart enough to figure out what is appropriate for themselves. Will we have dress codes in the US if he's elected?

Hat Tip: Ed Morrissey