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Tanzanian MP ousted from Parliament for wearing tight-fitting trousers, women MPs demand apology

 "Go dress up well, and...Join us back later," the Speaker Job Ndugai told Condester Sichwale.
 

Tanzanian MP ousted from Parliament for wearing tight-fitting trousers, women MPs demand apology-dnm
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Bengaluru, First Published Jun 3, 2021, 5:19 PM IST
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A Member of Parliament (MP) in Tanzania was told to leave the National Assembly because of her tight-fitting trousers on Tuesday (June 1). "Go dress up well, and...Join us back later," the Speaker Job Ndugai told Condester Sichwale, a female Tanzanian lawmaker.

Ndugai said this after a male MP said, "Some of our sisters are wearing strange clothes...What are they showing to the society?"

New, women lawmakers in Tanzania have called for an apology to a Member of Parliament who was told to leave the National Assembly because of her tight-fitting trousers.

Legislator Hussein Amar argued that the parliament was a reflection of society, citing a portion of the parliament's rules forbidding female legislators from wearing tight jeans.

 

Speaker Job Ndugai said that this was not the first time he had received a complaint regarding the clothing of female MPs, and instructed chamber orderlies to refuse access to anyone who was dressed inappropriately.

The incident has also attracted comments on social media from around the world, with some saying it was another example of men policing how women dress.

(With inputs from agencies)

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