Anorak

Anorak | Theresa May: sexist TUC demand ‘sensible shoes’ for all working women

Theresa May: sexist TUC demand ‘sensible shoes’ for all working women

by | 14th, September 2016

Where do we stand on women’s shoes? Sky News reports that Unions want Theresa May to dress down – literally:

May has been urged to kick off her kitten heels and wear flat shoes instead to support a campaign against women being forced to wear high heels at work.

The call came during a debate at the TUC conference in Brighton in which delegates backed a demand for a new law to ban workers being compelled to wear stilettos.

The story can be linked to a story back in May, when Nicola Thorp’s employment agency told her she must wear high heels for her part-time job as a receptionist. She said the demand was discriminatory. After a bout of news on Nicola’s shoes, the employer’s dress-coded was revised.

Meanwhile, Jenny Robinson, of the GMB, thundered:

“We now have someone running the country who can set an example for the rest of us by making a point of wearing sensible shoes.”

Over in Australia: “Former Army chief David Morrison says no to domestic violence at a Walk a Mile in their Shoes event.” He eschewed trainers, ballet pumps and Wellington boots for a pair of high heels.

 

Former Army chief David Morrison says no to domestic violence at a Walk a Mile in their Shoes event.

 

Any excuse.



Posted: 14th, September 2016 | In: Politicians, Reviews Comment (1) | TrackBack | Permalink