Unions are sexist little shits aren’t they

Theresa May has been urged to kick off her kitten heels and wear flat shoes instead to support a campaign against women being forced to wear high heels at work.

The call came during a debate at the TUC conference in Brighton in which delegates backed a demand for a new law to ban workers being compelled to wear stilettos.

For we all recall the unions urging David Cameron to do something about his footwear, don’t we?

37 thoughts on “Unions are sexist little shits aren’t they”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Thank God “Dave” was never required to wear high heels.

    The main function of women in the work place is to do routine, tedious work – or to look pretty. Asking them to wear high heels pretty much looks vital to their jobs.

    But the Left sees Rosa Kleb as a role model.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    Speaking of “Dave”, did he jump because he knew the Libyan report was coming out?

    Sure looks like it.

    He could hardly have done a worse job if he had been wearing stilettos.

  3. “The main function of women in the work place is to do routine, tedious work – or to look pretty.”

    I think you are a few decades behind the times in this respect, SMFS.

  4. How about they shut up and leave Theresa May to wear what the hell she wants to? Or do they think there is a man standing there in the morning with a gun to her head forcing her to wear heels?

  5. “a new law to ban workers being compelled to wear stilettos.”

    ?

    Are there many places where workers are compelled to wear stilettos? Such that a new law is needed?

  6. Prossies, pole dancers, strippers–they would seem to be the only jobs that might require women to wear high heels.

    The left just get stupider. To be ultimately defeated by such morons would be the supreme disgrace.

  7. “Speaking of “Dave”, did he jump because he knew the Libyan report was coming out?”

    MPs criticising Dave for intervening, the same MPs demanding Dave intervene in Syria, and the same who voted for Iraq.

    “No coherent strategy”. Well, yes. Do you see the pattern emerging? MPs demanding war, no strategy to handle the consequences, but still demand war.

  8. I imagine high-heel shoe brands would mandate their females sales teams wear their high-heel shoes as well. Otherwise the message “buy our Louboutin’s” when all the reps are wearing flats just lacks conviction.

  9. On the other hand, if the sales girls can afford to wear <overpriced-brand-of-footwear>, doesn’t that reduce their appeal to those with more money than sense?

  10. On the other hand, if the sales girls can afford to wear , doesn’t that reduce their appeal to those with more money than sense?

    Tsk. Everyone knows that sales girls work in high-end shoe shops for the massive discounts they enjoy. Or at least, everyone in Paris knows this. I confess I didn’t when I lived in Wales. 😉

  11. Surely there are already existing laws about equality in the workplace that anyone who has a grievance can already use?
    Back when I worked in the civil service the men had to wear shirt, tie, trousers and shoes. The women were to dress smartly. No requirement to them to dress a particular way.

  12. My own view is that the PwC issue was an own goal by PwC.

    The majority of PwC visitors will be men, and some of them will be short. Short men tend not to like women wearing heels who may be taller than them (outside certain specific private one on one assignations, usually involving payment). PwC may be pissing off some of the visitors to its office

  13. Martin

    “Back when I worked in the civil service” is not a statement likely to encourage trust in the veracity of your statements; why should you be the odd one out?

  14. Wait, last time I checked Theresa May was Prime Minister, not Teresa May.

    If Theresa May is wearing heels its because she wants someone to look at her arse, not because she’s expected to be eye-candy.

  15. Hmm. I kind of agree. Wouldn’t want to wear any footwear that i couldn’t walk at least five miles in or run if i had to. I’m a bloke so no-one asks me to, but yeah sensible sisters out there i’m with you on this.

  16. My wife tells me that having to spend all day in high heels is very uncomfortable.

    I often see female office workers going to and from their offices wearing comfy trainers.

    Being forced to wear uncomfortable shies because men expect it is foolish. In a free market, leave this to the respective parties. Dress codes are already changing. It’s not a PC issue.

  17. Off topic, but fuck me, get a load of the Murphaloon’s holiday

    “One of the themes of my summer holiday with my sons was how the individual remains peculiarly human however great the consequence of their actions. The theme focussed most heavily on Hitler…”

    When I went on holiday with my dad years ago, the main theme was having fun. Waterslides, ice-creams, lying on a beach…..

  18. “One of the themes of my summer holiday with my sons was how the individual remains peculiarly human however great the consequence of their actions. The theme focussed most heavily on Hitler…”

    Jesus fucking Christ. Let’s hope the poor bastards got their own back by mercilessly badgering him about tax evasion as he loaded the boot with cheap wine at the French hyper market.

  19. “One of the themes of my summer holiday with my sons was how the individual remains peculiarly human however great the consequence of their actions. The theme focussed most heavily on Hitler…”

    His discovery is:
    A human remains human in all conditions

    Amazing, there was me thinking we turned into dolphins after committing heinous crimes.

    Ritchie discovers bears sh!t in the woods and the pope is a roman catholic.

    @Andrew C, @Rob
    +1

  20. Dear Mr Worstall

    As I recall the matter concerned an agency employee who was asked to adhere to a dress code when she reported for duty. If that was the case, either the customer was at fault for not specifying a dress code or, if they did, the agency was at fault for not passing the information o their employee. Hardly a matter for a statute, but parliament is running out of things to legislate for, so maybe the unions thought it worth a punt – after all they’re running out of things to do (despite a glaringly obvious thing to do).

    @ So Much For Subtlety September 14, 2016 at 8:02 am

    “But the Left sees Rosa Kleb as a role model.”

    The lovely Ms Kleb did wear stiletto shoes, just not at the heel.

    DP

  21. Short men tend not to like women wearing heels who may be taller than them

    Speaking as a growth deprived person of the male sex, idgaff. If they are eye-candy, I care about their tits. If they are there in a professional capacity, I care about their competence (and may leer surreptitiously at their tits.)

    Heels? Who gives an f? They are probably taller than me in court shoes anyway 😉

  22. “Let’s hope the poor bastards got their own back by mercilessly badgering him about tax evasion as he loaded the boot with cheap wine at the French hyper market.”

    Nah. Let’s hope they shopped him to Customs for bringing in goods not intended for personal consumption.

  23. It is all a misunderstanding.
    they really wanted everyone to have ‘ a stiletto’ so as not to disadvantage the women in domestic violence situations against men.

  24. But you probably got cheap coal (sometimes ‘cos it fell off the back of a lorry).

    Alas, wrong part of Wales. But pretty much everything else fell off the back of a lorry around there, the place was overrun with pikeys.

  25. Short men tend not to like women wearing heels anyone who may be taller than them

    Although one or two of my acquaintance seemed to dislike anyone capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time.

  26. Rob:“This is unlikely to have been one of the issues the Jarrow marchers would have been interested in.”

    I think this could be the start of a meme…

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