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It is not a novelty that many firms have the regulation of the use of heels, although they represent a danger to the physical integrity of those who wear them. Many women have been affected by the measure, while others have decided to raise their voices to create fairer working conditions. Nicola Thorp, the 27-year-old girl who pushed the petition in England, does not object to women wearing heels if she so wishes, but to women being forced to do so in the workplace. Thorp's initiative went viral and there are thousands of followers of his campaign with # myheelsmychoice.
A restaurant employee in Canada had a hard time bleeding from her feet and even lost a nail. Nicola Galivis, a friend of the victim, was horrified after her friend sent her a photo of her feet after a long day at work, and she decided to post on Facebook. "My friend's feet were bleeding in such a way that she even lost a nail and her boss rejected the idea of her going the next day in flat shoes," Galivis wrote in her post. In the message that accompanies the photograph, she said that the women of that restaurant can only avoid wearing high-heeled shoes if there is a medical reason. And although the restaurant chain her friend works for denied her complaints, Galivis updated her publication and assured that she had asked several of her coworkers, who corroborated this fact.
Nicola Thorp #myheelsmychoice
About to compromise her physical integrity by the same regulation, Nicola Thorp, a girl from the United Kingdom, decided not to remain silent. It all started when he entered the multinational PwC as a receptionist. On her first day at work, she showed up in some pretty fancy flat shoes. However, her superiors asked her to go back to her house and change her shoes for ones with heels between 5 and 10 centimeters; otherwise they would discount the day. Given Nicola's refusal, her superiors discounted the day's workday and she complained to her friends and on social media. To her surprise, she found that many women were in the same situation and decided to do something about it. She collected signatures with the intention of bringing the issue to the British Parliament.One hundred thousand rubrics are needed for the lords to discuss the matter and Nicola collected 123 thousand. In a few days, politicians will discuss the matter; but, for the time being, the PwC company excused itself by assuring that the reception service had it subcontracted to Portico and that its protocol policy does not establish heels as mandatory. Portico, for his part, announced that he will revise his dress code so that women no longer suffer from the use of high heels for days of 9 hours or more.He announced that he will review his dress code so that women do not suffer more from wearing high heels for days of 9 hours or more.He announced that he will review his dress code so that women do not suffer more from wearing high heels for days of 9 hours or more.
Although we cannot compare the fact of working 9 hours in a row to attend a party in heels, Julia Roberts's gesture at the Cannes Film Festival was an act of protest against the measure. And it is that in the last edition of the Cannes Festival a great controversy arose, since the organization came to ban flat shoes (for women, of course) on the red carpet, and outraged many at the danger it posed for many stars who were forced to risk twisting an ankle up the stairs to the theater. Julia Roberts decided not to follow the protocol rules of the event and very elegantly and naturally walked the Cannes Festival red carpet barefoot.
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