Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Welcome to the Fifties

March 8, 2017

Lawmakers in Britain debated placing a ban on workplace requirements that women wear high heels as part of their dress code. When, you ask? In the 1960’s?

Why, no. Two days ago: March 6, 2017.

The parliamentary investigation into dress codes also revealed that some workplaces went so far as to demand that women dye their hair blonde and reapply makeup regularly. The government now intends to end these and other corporate codes that apply to women and not to men.

Maybe they can refer to this gradual emergence into the 21st Century as “One pair of flat shoes for a woman, a giant leap for womankind.”

And here’s a shout-out to worker Nicola Thorp, who started the online petition that got the matter debated by Parliament.

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