Topics :: sexism

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Are High Heel Dress Codes Sexist? U.K. Lawmakers Hold Debate

By Jill Lawless | Mar 6
British lawmakers focused on footwear Monday, asking whether employers should be able to make women wear high heels as part of a corporate dress code.

French Schoolboys Wear Skirts to Stop Sexism

By Nicole Wiesenthal | May 22
As part of the ’Lift the Skirt’ campaign to support gender equality, male students and teachers of 27 public schools in France wore skirts on May 16 to protest sexism, creating controversy throughout the city.

Women Drivers :: Dietz and Coen on ’Becky’s New Car’

By Michael Cox | Dec 11
The Lyric Stage Company is giving the thought provoking comedy "Becky’s New Car," by Steven Dietz, its Boston area premiere (through December 22). But director Larry Coen wonders if letting a woman drive may be an unpaved road in the theatre.

Women more likely to be expelled under ’don’t ask’

By Lisa Leff | Oct 9
Pentagon officials won’t speculate why women in uniform are more likely to be discharged from the armed services under "don’t ask, don’t tell," but critics of the policy say that new figures reflect deep-seated sexism in the armed forces.

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