Former Canadian Prime Minister is getting a lot of criticism on her own criticism of women showing their bare arms.

Kim Campbell tweeted her observation of women on television reporting the news.

I have always felt it was demeaning to the women and this suggests that I am right. Bare arms undermine credibility and gravitas!

Some tweeted the counter argument that Michelle Obama often wears sleeveless options, but Campbell’s response was she was talking specifically about women reporting the news.

In an article she shared with the tweet, it deals with “What Should a Speaker Wear – 2018 Update”.

These are just some of the quotes from it that stand out:

If you show up in front of us with skin exposed, we’re going to think about your body.  If you’re wearing lots of clothing, we’re going to think about your mind.

It then lays out some steps to properly dress. You might have to mortgage your closet.

You want to look and feel fabulous.  That means spending some real money at a high-end fashionista place.  Bespoke tailoring, men, and the equivalent in high fashion for women.  Just not sleeveless.  The idea is that you’ll carry yourself with more confidence if you’re dressed to the nines, whatever they are.  That confident “I know I look great” body language is very hard to fake; it happens almost effortlessly if you are dressed well.

I feel great in my jeans, hoodie, and All Stars, can I speak to this pompous crowd?

Here’s a tweet from CityNews’ Ginella Massa.

She’s Canada’s first hijab-wearing TV news reporter in January 2015.

Read more here.

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