Senators Barbara Mikulski and Nancy Kassebaum wanted to wear pants. But unlike their male colleagues, they didn’t have that freedom in the workplace. Female senators had two choices: skirts or dresses, no exceptions. Then one day, Barbara and Nancy strode onto the Senate floor and brought that barrier crashing down. You’d be forgiven for thinking this is a story from the early days of the suffragette movement or a black-and-white newsreel. It was 1993. It took another 20 years for...


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