Could House Speaker Paul Ryan’s latest dress-code gaffe have broader implications?
Democratic Congressional Candidate Cathy Myers, who is challenging Paul Ryan in his marginally Republican-leaning district back in Southeast Wisconsin thinks so.
“We know Paul Ryan’s plan to rip health care away from 22 millions Americans is from the 1920s. But it seems his ideas about women’s attire also harken back to a another era. Perhaps, like many with outdated ideas about women, he should be retired by voters in 2018,” said Myers.
“Nearly every woman knows what it’s like to be shut out of opportunities because of regulations that disproportionately affect them compared to men. Paul Ryan’s oppressive dress code for the U.S. House of Representatives is just one more of his policies that makes it harder for women to have power over their own lives — the power to afford quality healthcare, to plan our own families, and now even to be able to just do our jobs. If the sight of shoulders keeps him from doing his job, then I will be happy to do it for him.”
Cathy Myers is a dedicated high school English teacher, school board vice president, and former union president. Cathy’s experience growing up as the daughter of army veterans and small business owners showed her the value of hard work and service to one’s country. She has two adult children and lives in Janesville, WI. To learn more about Cathy, visit www.CathyMyersForCongress.com, Facebook; or Twitter.