David Seymour, the Leader of the hard right political party ACT, chose to celebrate International Women’s Day in NZs Parliament in an interesting manner…
ACT Party leader David Seymour has complained to Parliament’s Speaker about the clothes worn by Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei.
Ms Turei wore a pink Public Service Association t-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “Worth 100%” across the chest, from a campaign for equal pay.
The t-shirt was teamed with a hot pink blazer, an outfit likely chosen to celebrate International Women’s Day.
During a debate on pay equity, Mr Seymour requested a point of order, claiming Ms Turei’s clothing was in breach of Parliament’s dress code.
“Mr Speaker I seek your guidance with respect to Speaker’s ruling 18-1 which refers to members wearing t-shirts and in particular, t-shirts with motifs on them in the House such as Metiria Turei currently is,” he said in the debating chamber.
Mr Seymour was tactfully shut down by Speaker David Carter.
…complaining about what the female co-Leader of the Greens is wearing while she is discussing equal pay on International Women’s Day is the trifecta of fuckwittery.
Seymour will claim that he is a stickler for the rules and he is right about the rules, members have a dress code but surely there is a time and a place to demand the enforcement of those rules. On International Women’s Day, to the co-Leader of a Party while she is discussing equal pay is not one of them.
Grow up David.