What’s the big heel? Update #2

My recent blog on Viral Feminism which follows the development of the high heel debate in the UK

Viral Feminism

It was back in May this year when Nichola Thorp set up an online petition to make it illegal for companies to require women to wear high heels at work, after she was sent home from her first day at her new job for not wearing high heel shoes. This story dominated the news for a short while, but put into perspective how UK company dress codes are outdated.

Since it was set up, the petition has received over 150,000 signatures. I signed the petition and as a result, I received an email from the Petitions team within the UK Government and Parliament. This email stated that they would investigate this petition and a forum was set up on their website, to allow people to share their experiences and views of high heel shoes as part of company dress codes. The deadline for people to make their voice heard was…

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