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Women in Australia are Tweeting Photos of Their Bare Arms. Here's Why

ABC Radio National presenter Patricia Karvelas was asked to leave the Question Time on December 3 as the half-sleeved pantsuit that she was wearing allegedly revealed 'too much shoulder', causing outrage on social media.

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Updated:December 5, 2018, 4:28 PM IST
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Women in Australia are Tweeting Photos of Their Bare Arms. Here's Why
ABC Radio National presenter Patricia Karvelas was asked to leave the Question Time on December 3 as the half-sleeved pantsuit that she was wearing allegedly revealed 'too much shoulder', causing outrage on social media.
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Australians are outraging after a journalist was asked to leave the Press Gallery at the Parliament House Canberra during Question Time as she was allegedly showing "too much shoulder".

ABC Radio National presenter Patricia Karvelas was asked to leave the Question Time on December 3 as the half-sleeved pantsuit that she was wearing allegedly revealed too much shoulder. According to Karvelas', she was asked by an attendant of the House of Representatives to cover up some more, following which she was frogmarched out of the Press Gallery.

A fuming Karvelas posted an image of her arm on Twitter with the caption, "I have just been kicked out of #QT because you can allegedly see too much skin. His insane #Auspol". She also shared full frontal images of her clothes - a cream and black pantsuit and added that to her mind they looked perfectly professional. The incident has kicked up outrage in Australia with many demanding an overhaul of the dress code rules in the Parliament House.








According its website, men and women can only dress formally inside the Parliament. Men are required to wear formal jackets and ties while women need to dress in an equivalent manner. However, the final decision pertaining to sartorial matters inside the chamber lies with the Speaker.

While the incident sparked various reactions from fellow politicians and office holders, social media reacted by sharing images of bare arms on Twitter to mock the rigid rules.

























Many also spoke about the futility of such arcane rules in current times.













Many also pointed out that though the ABC journo was kicked out, similar treatment was not meted out to Former Foreign Minister Julie Bishop who just recently came was in violation of the Parliamentary dress code inside the building.










After the outrage, the Speaker Tony Smith ruled that the attendants were wrong to have asked Karvelas to leave Question Time.








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