The women turned away due to their skirt length (Photo: Twitter @MeravMichaeli)
The women turned away due to their skirt length (Photo: Twitter @MeravMichaeli)

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Women in Israel are being turned away from work for having “short” skirts

Women who work at the Israeli parliament building aren’t allowed to enter thanks to new dress code rules

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By Emily Baker on

Several women have been denied entry to the Israeli parliament due to the “short” length of their skirts. The women – who work in the Knesset building – are facing strict dress code restrictions, for no apparent reason.

Around 50 co-workers and parliamentarians gathered at the building entrance on Wednesday morning to protest the new rules. Among them was Manuel Trajtenberg, a 66-year-old MP, who said, “we need to respect and not humiliate these amazing women who work with all their hearts.”

Trajtenberg declared the restrictions as “discrimination against women”, before taking off his shirt and walking into the building.


The women who were denied entry claim to have worn the same dresses to work without issue before. 

Al Jazeera

@emilyrbakes

The women turned away due to their skirt length (Photo: Twitter @MeravMichaeli)
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