Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, posted on Medium alleging that she convinced the U.S. Army to drop skirts from their dress code for women…

A Democrat from Missouri seems to be taking her cue from liberals in Britain. The British Air Force recently banned skirts to appease the trans community. Now, it seems Senator Claire McCaskill is opting for a similar type of virtue signaling here in the United States. Senator McCaskill calls wearing skirts a “gendered requirement from days gone by” and promised that she would look into the matter after she allegedly spoke with female servicemembers.

The easing of this requirement could’ve been a much bigger necessity if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election. Hillary Clinton was allegedly a proponent of women registering for the draft. Supporting a female draft had a caustic effect on Clinton’s public relations game when #DraftOurDaughters went viral slamming her for her position. Thankfully, Clinton wasn’t able to pull off a win last November, and nobody is drafting our daughters.

Perhaps your gender doesn’t matter anyway when it comes to wearing a skirt. Senator McCaskill should be thankful she’s not a public official in Britain. A top British private school is introducing gender-neutral uniforms which sparked a bit of a debate as to whether boys in the school should be allowed to wear skirts. The debate even made its way to an English morning show where the discussion got a bit heated.

Now, Senator Claire McCaskill is taking on the “gendered” dress code in the U.S. Army:

…But one thing that came up in a conversation with women in uniform, was that women in the Army were required to wear skirts at social events, while men wore slacks. As you might imagine, they highlighted for me the unfairness of that regulation, and pointed out that this requirement had already been lifted for official duty events. I agreed. It seemed to me an unnecessary, gendered requirement from days gone by, and I promised to look into it and make their case.

McCaskill went on to claim that she had the requirement lifted…

After returning to the Senate I worked with my staff to learn more about the requirement and why it may exist, and after examining the facts, wrote a letter to Sergeant Major of the Army, requesting that as the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Army Chief of Staff, he reconsider this requirement and allow women in his service to opt for slacks alongside their male counterparts.

Yesterday, that regulation was changed.

This change has been made effective immediately and will be permanently incorporated into the Army’s uniform regulation the next time it is updated and published.

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  • webkilla

    make it optional?

    • Jean Collier

      optional? that would make the assumption that people can think for themselves!

      • webkilla

        we can always hope for the best :p

      • myddrinemrys

        People are always to think for themselves, so long as those thoughts adhere to the mandated politically correct narrative being put out by the regressives.

        Please tune in to MSLSD or the Clinton News Network to get your regularly scheduled goodthink for the day, and don’t forget to engage in the 2 Minutes Hate against Trump.

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        • skant153

          negatory morning glory. if the military wanted you to think for yourself, they’d issue you a brain. as it stands, if they want your opinion, they’ll give it to you.

    • breandan

      I don’t know what kind of sentence that is. If you’re making the statement that it should be optional (I assume the question mark also indicates it’s also a question), I disagree.

      This is the military and the dress code should be one or the other. Nothing should be optional in the military. This isn’t casual Friday at the office.

      • webkilla

        I mean make the skirts optional. Give the female officers and enlisted the choice between skirts and pants.

        • Typical

          I’m pretty sure they already are at least in the Navy. Women are issues pants but can get the skirts on their own dime.

        • breandan

          As usual, options for women and obligations for men.

    • Douglas Dmitri Mosier

      That’s what they’re doing. See the second italicized paragraph (quote from the Senator); says right in there.

  • Mike Suhor

    Errrr men don’t wear slacks, they were trousers…

    Even in the army…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7939d38f5f81729e2b68c7cc21a07b83e909f80917500f3da9154ed14c715663.jpg

    • Dante Alighieri

      You write: “men don’t wear slacks, they were trousers”

      Maybe i’m naive, but you picture doesn’t answer you own question. What is the diff between slacks & trousers.

      • Jeanne Wallace

        women wear slacks..like men wear underpants
        and women wear panties, men wear kilts women wear skirts….men wear shirts women wear blouses….

      • Mike Suhor

        Mil-Spec nomenclature

  • Dante Alighieri

    I don’t seem to get the problem here. If it is voluntary and a woman chooses of her free will to wear pants, who looses?

    The obvious question is, can a man wear a dress, should he so choose? We’ll deal with that when we get there. –D

    • Jonathan David Farley

      It’s a bad precedent: Men complain—they have to get in the mud and give the sergeant 50. Women complain—they get their way.

    • Lee Wro

      Of course you don’t. Try serving in the military and actually understanding what their purpose is, you dipshit troll loser.

  • David Nelson

    Yep, $20 trillion in debt but the injustice of a “gendered” dress code is McCaskills priority and major accomplishment woo-freaking-hoo

    • myddrinemrys

      But just think of all the virtue signaling points she got! Only 2000 more and she gets a free toaster.

  • David Nelson

    How long before they strike the term “dress” code for being sexist?

    • VerifyEverything

      Good one

  • breandan

    “Thankfully, Clinton wasn’t able to pull off a win last November, and nobody is drafting our daughters.”

    Assuming I believe anything Clinton said, this would be something I would favor. I don’t want to be some diva’s cannon fodder. Equal rights are won on the battlefield and she can have equal pay for equal work.

  • skant153

    the military is about conforming to standards, not standards conforming to you. if you can’t handle it because you’re a wuss, don’t sign up.

  • Rob Patriot

    What’s wrong with allowing the option for women to wear either? In administrative positions, I have no problem with women wearing skirts. For combat and front-line MOS’s, I think giving women only one option, a skirt, was pretty insulting.

    • Jonathan David Farley

      They can’t explain what the problem is with wearing skirts.

      I don’t see why it is insulting. You don’t get choices in the military. I wonder if a male member of the military had told an officer, “I don’t like X,” what the response would have been.

      The image is apparently of Russia. It doesn’t matter where it is: if these are members of the military, they don’t have a problem with wearing skirts. Why do only American women have a problem wearing skirts. (And do they? Or was it one or two women out of thousands?)

    • Typical

      There never was only one option of a skirt. It’s an optional uniform component and not for battle dress or dirty working uniforms.

  • Next step will be SJWs requiring the men to wear skirts. Watch and wait. The left wants to turn the land of the free and home of the brave into the land of the chained and the home of the beta.

  • Jonathan David Farley

    Tell the women they’re not wearing skirts—they’re wearing non-plaid kilts.

  • Typical

    I am pretty sure the skirt was an optional uniform item to begin with. At least it was in the Navy.

  • Jonathan David Farley

    I am quite certain they can’t explain what is wrong with wearing skirts.

    I also like the reasoning: “This practice, which everyone agrees with right now except for a few disgruntled individuals, is a relic; no one agrees with it anyway, except for virtually everyone.”

  • GFYSEAD

    I’m fine with it. women in the draft. let them wear long pants and dress like men.. hell, abolish makeup as well.. abolish long hair and fancy nails so when u have men and women lined up together, u can’t tell them apart. it’ll be great. and fair.

  • Pat Patrix

    Feminists won’t be happy until all women are as ugly as they are.