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Do You Think Women Should Have To Wear High Heels To Work?

Do You Think Women Should Have To Wear High Heels To Work?

I have long believed that women should not have to suffer for fashion, but especially not in the workplace. While it is acceptable for men to wear looser fitting pants, shirts, and shoes that accommodate their feet, women have long been pressured into wearing form-fitting clothing and high heels that take a toll on their spine, hips, knees, ankles and feet, while altering their posture and gait.

The perfect heels can be great for a night on the town. They do wonders for your confidence – but only if it was your choice to wear them
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Do You Think Women Should Have To Wear High Heels To Work?

In many workplace cultures, women are only seen as dressed professionally if they wear heels. They are pressured, by social expectations, to squeeze their feet into them, day after day, or risk being looked down upon, or worse, passed over for promotions or assignments. But in truth, it doesn’t affect the quality of their work.

Do You Think Women Should Have To Wear High Heels To Work?


They Throw Your Body Out Of Alignment

If you wear heels, you’re not alone. Studies show that 72 percent of women wear high heels at some time or another, whether it’s to a party or another special event, or just work. While special occasions see 77 percent of women wearing high heels, a whopping one-third of women wear them to work. Assuming that women spend 40 hours a week working that makes for a lot of time to have your body thrown out of alignment.

Do You Think Women Should Have To Wear High Heels To Work?


Quick Nobody Is Looking!

If you have a desk job, you can surreptitiously kick off your heels under your desk, but what if you’re on your feet? Even walking to and from meetings could make for some painful feet, leading to bigger problems later on.

Recently, a photo of a woman’s feet, bloodied from wearing high heels at her waitressing job, went viral. The employee in Edmonton, Canada, claimed that she was made to wear heels during her shift, which caused her to lose a toenail. Her manager then told her that she was required to wear heels again during her next shift.

Do You Think Women Should Have To Wear High Heels To Work?

Meanwhile In England

In another instance, a UK-based temp worker was sent home from her first day at an accountancy firm because she was not wearing high heels.

Do You Think Women Should Have To Wear High Heels To Work?

The Dark Side Of High Heels

It’s no secret that high heels make the female form look better. Your chest is pushed forward, your shoulders back, and your calves are made more shapely and firm. But there is a dark side to high heels. When she wears high heels, the woman’s body will have to compensate for being thrown off balance. The muscles tense up, causing possible cramps and muscle aches, her knees have to absorb more impact from walking, and her hips and spine are pushed out of alignment. And don’t get us started on the litany of foot problems that result, from bunions to hammertoes to ingrown toenails to bad ankles.

High heels can even cause accidents – many women have fallen and broken bones or sprained joints from losing their balance while on high heels.
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Do You Think Women Should Have To Wear High Heels To Work?

Is Change Needed?

That doesn’t mean you have to throw your Jimmy Choos away – you can select lower heels and shoes with a wider toe box, or change from sensible shoes into heels once you reach your destination. But that’s just a temporary fix. The real change we need is one to the attitudes that dictate what we think women should wear.


Do You Think Women Should Have To Wear High Heels To Work?
 


Candice Galek is a young female entrepreneur who has a knack for asking the question, "Why?" Cuban coffee connoisseur, contributing writer, and hobby tennis player. Making my dreams a reality multiple projects at a time. More info at http://www.bikiniluxe.com

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Candice 🐝 Galek

5 years ago #8

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Thank you for your comment and feedback Joana. 😊

Candice 🐝 Galek

5 years ago #7

And thank you for your comment Aleta 😉

Candice 🐝 Galek

5 years ago #6

#24
Thank you Juan 😄

Candice 🐝 Galek

5 years ago #5

#10
Desktop Javier C\u00e1mara Rica they are working now 😄

Candice 🐝 Galek

5 years ago #4

#16
Thank you for taking the time to comment Lisa Lee!

Candice 🐝 Galek

5 years ago #3

#4
Hello Jan thank you for your comment and feedback, I agree it should be a Women's decision not a "requirement".

Candice 🐝 Galek

5 years ago #2

#5
it does seem a little hypocritical doesn't it? The beauty is when they make their comment they also share it with their entire network. Can't get mad at that! 😉

Candice 🐝 Galek

5 years ago #1

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