That didn’t take long. The instantly infamous Missouri intern dress code idea, which blew up on social media this week, has inspired a new T-shirt design.
T-shirt maker Raygun, with a store at 1803 Baltimore Ave., had its own idea of what Jefferson City interns might want to wear on the job.
In block letters, the shirt reads: “This is my not wanting sexual attention from Missouri state legislators shirt.”
Raygun owner Mike Draper, based in Des Moines, Iowa, had this to say: “Missouri and Kansas government are really giving us some great material.”
A controversy erupted as Missouri lawmakers, on the heels of scandal, were making suggestions about ways to improve a House intern policy. One idea, quickly nixed once it became public, was to implement a new intern dress code.
The folks at Raygun were chagrined by the dress code idea and posted some thoughts on their blog:
“First women get us thrown out of the Garden of Eden and then they ruin our lives with their constant temptressing!” the posting said. “Walking around, conversing with us, or possibly being friendly. You vile witches!!!
“If ladies working in government don’t want sexual attention from elected officials, they need to really spell it out.”