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Samantha Bee Tore Apart a State Senator’s Sexist Dress Code on Her Full Frontal Debut

In one of the first segments of her new political comedy show, Full Frontal, Samantha Bee wasted no time in reminding us why we need women in late-night. In the first entry in a (hopefully) recurring segment called “Elected Paperweight of the Month,” Bee lampooned Kansas State Senator Mitch Holmes for drawing up a dress code for the state capital targeted only at women—despite the far more pressing issues facing the state, such as having to close schools early last year due to a lack of funds.

Bee pointed out Holmes’ history of “controlling women and celebrating the groups that exclude them” before breaking down just how ludicrous the idea—and Holmes’ subsequent explanations of it—really are.