Labour frontbencher subjected to misogynistic comments for off-the-shoulder dress

  • Labour frontbencher subjected to misogynistic comments for off-the-shoulder dress

Labour frontbencher subjected to misogynistic comments for off-the-shoulder dress

The Labour MP was accused of "inappropriate attire" following her appearance in the House of Commons yesterday.

Tracy Brabin, a Labour MP in the United Kingdom, appeared at parliament on Monday and was raising a point of order in the House of Commons when her outfit slipped, revealing her shoulder. Brabin addressed the wider harassment she received over her sartorial choice.

The shadow culture secretary replied to the tweet: "Sorry I don't have time to reply to all of you commenting on this but I can confirm I'm not".

Brabin was raising a point of order in the Commons on Downing Street's decision to order senior journalists from some of the UK's major news organisations to leave before a briefing on Boris Johnson's Brexit plans when she spoke at the despatch box wearing the outfit. Political journalists subsequently walked out of Downing Street in protest.

Tracy Brabin's controversial outfit during her appearance in the House of Commons. "It also brings into question the integrity of future government media briefings and the conduct of their special advisers, and it damages a free and vibrant press, which is central to this parliamentary democracy".

Appearing on ITV's Lorraine, Brabin expanded on her experience of having her outfit targeted by Twitter trolls.

She said: "I did feel that I'm in a privileged position and can push back and be vocal about this".

"It's important I don't let other women down", she said.

Numerous people also came to Ms Brabin's defence, telling social media users to calm down.

But hopefully Brabin and other women like her will continue to speak out against sexist attitudes towards women's dress and, in time, the unfair standards women are held to will change.

Quick ladies, better cover your ankles in case it all gets too much for Twitter.