Mandatory High Heels At Work?
My new Above The Law article deals with mandatory workplace dress codes – specifically the mandatory wearing of high heels in the workplace by women, as has been discussed globally given the recent debate in the English Parliament.
The article begins:
“Are workplace codes governing women’s dress simply business regimentation – or the policing/fetishizing/sexualizing of women? …
“There is an obvious ambivalence here about high heels at work generally: they are pushed as empowering to women or feminizing, while at the same time they are condemned as being a male-demanded imprisoning or immobilizing (and hurting) of women. Like the binding of girls’ feet in some cultures.
“So much ink spilled over this issue, and so many tears shed (from foot pain)… “