What’s the big heel?

Check out my latest blog on Viral Feminism about the recent story on women wearing high heel shoes to work!

Viral Feminism

A woman was sent home without pay from her first day of work as a corporate receptionist after refusing to wear high heel shoes. She was laughed at by her bosses because she said she just wouldn’t be able to do her job wearing heels all day, and that a man wouldn’t be expected to do it. Sounds ridiculous for this day in age, right? But it did happen recently!

A few weeks ago it emerged on the news that Nicola Thorp was about to start her first day working at an accountancy firm in London, until she was told to buy a pair of shoes with a heel height between 2-4 inches. Thorp refused, saying: “I was expected to do a nine-hour shift on my feet escorting clients to meeting rooms. I said I just won’t be able to do that in heels”. Thorp also stated that there seemed…

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