Guardian critique of Knesset dress code would suggest that every UK office is misogynistic.

UK Media Watch

A guest post by CAMERA intern Aron White

At the Guardian, Peter Beaumont haswritten an article about two Israeli parliamentary assistants who were prevented from entering the Knesset because they were wearing short skirts. They were prevented from entering because their attire did not fit the dress code of the Knesset, but Beaumont`s article paints a far darker story; the guards are acting as “modesty police” and the story reflects the growing “of Israel`s growing political and social conservatism – not least with regards to women.” The Dec. 13th article also quotes Israeli critics of the move, saying that the dress code is being used as a means to “oppress women.”

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The article is laden with double standards – what is deemed appropriate dress at the Knesset is no different than what is deemed appropriate dress for the UK parliament, or frankly, for any office in the…

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