high heel requirement at work?
lkista at UNM.EDU
Wed Feb 7 16:28:45 EST 1996
On Tue, 6 Feb 1996, Bart Janssen wrote:
> In article <4f3qvp$395 at oznet07.ozemail.com.au>, Lesley McKeown
> <mckeownl at voyager.co.nz> wrote:
> > Nothing wrong with a dress code - a guy is expeced to wear a tie - at
> > least you can slip your shoes off under the boardroom table - better than
> > being choked by some fashionable noose! Besides, at 5'2", thank god for
> > high heels, otherwise I'd be staring at my colleagues' ties!!
> > Lesley McKeown.
> > PS - don't forget the Neatfeet.
> Hi there
> Actually, from personal observation I'd say there was an anti-high heel
> (and anti make up) dress code for women in science. From what I've seen
> women who "dress up" for lab work are looked down on. I'm not sure why, I
> suspect it's something along the lines of "if she's so concerned about her
> appearance she can't be a good scientist".
> Anyone else notice anything like this??
> PS Sorry for picking on your posts Lesley :)
> PPS Never have worn a tie never will!
I noticed this when I started grad school as well, being one of thw"non
serious" ones who "dressed up". I found that as I went along in my
graduate career it became hard to find the time to do laundary and eat
properly, much less worry about make-up in the morning. Those extra ten
or twenty minutes of sleep suddenly became much more valuable.
As far as the reason being that women who do dress up (and I know one or
two who do) being suspected as being less serious, I found that at least
at the university I attended _any_ excuse to find women less serious was
used against us. (In my case it was that I dared to take dance classes
and swim- disregarding the fact that the guys took about two hours off
every lunchtime to play basketball).
Just a thought,
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