What’s the big heel? Update #1

Check out my recent follow up blog on Viral Feminism about the continuing progress of women wearing high heel shoes in the workplace! If you want to have your say about your experiences of high heel shoes, then make sure to do so by 10am this Thursday! Details of how to do so are in this blog

Viral Feminism

Many of you may know about the recent story concerning Nicola Thorp, a woman who was sent home without pay from her first day working as a corporate receptionist in London because she refused to wear shoes with a heel height between 2-4 inches. Thorp set up an online petition, ‘Make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work‘. The petition has over 142,000 signatures.

I signed the petition because I believe it is sexist and outdated for companies to make it a dress requirement for women to wear high heel shoes. The only reason I see for making women wear high heels within the work place is to look attractive, which is not a requirement for work.

I received an email recently from the Petitions team within the UK Government and Parliament, titled ‘MPs to investigate high heels petition‘…

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