Barbara Mikulski made it okay for women to wear pants in the Senate - The Washington Post: "Once she won, Mikulski, with her very presence, changed long-held ideas about what Senators should look like. And what women should wear. Mikulski and her fellow Senator Nancy Kassebaum (R-Kan.) mounted a protest one weekend that amounted to something rather simple: they wore pants and told female staffers to do the same. From then on, the rule changed and the pantsuit became routine, but it didn't go over so easy. "The Senate parliamentarian had looked at the rules to see if it was okay," she said in a CNN interview. "So, I walk on that day and you would have thought I was walking on the moon. It caused a big stir."
It was 1993.
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