Now a mayor in Southern California says he wants to ban neckties from the workplace, claiming the fashion accessory restricts blood flow to the brain.
R. Rex Parris, mayor of Lancaster, said he conceived the idea after reading a science blog that claimed neckties restrict 7.5 percent of blood to the brain, the Los Angeles Times reported.
“I don’t think it’s appropriate in America today to make anyone do something that is now known to be detrimental to your health.
Especially if it’s based on gender,” Parris said.
Especially if it’s based on gender.” - R. Rex Parris, mayor of Lancaster, Calif.