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Boss orders female staff to wear red bracelets when they are on their periods

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YunoYurbubson Wed 01-Dec-10 05:43:58

Words fail me.

themildmanneredjanitor Wed 01-Dec-10 05:49:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

YunoYurbubson Wed 01-Dec-10 06:08:01

Just on a practical note - why would women on their periods need to spend demonstrably more time in the loo anyway confused. I'm sure I don't. I'm more likely to spend extra time in the bathroopm blowing my nose if I have a cold.

And... AND... ugh at all the "so you'll know when to avoid her hur hur" comments. But then it is in the Daily Misogynist, what did I expect?

Suzihaha Wed 01-Dec-10 06:12:30

What the?

This is slightly reminiscent of The Handmaid's Tale.


nickytwotimes Wed 01-Dec-10 06:52:11

Bloody hell.

Have to say that I spend no longer in the loo when I have my period than at any other time so don't see why anyone would think thi was a good idea.

Unless tey were a bullying misogynist.

kreecherlivesupstairs Wed 01-Dec-10 08:27:09

I am speechless. What a berk and I use that in the proper context of Berkley Hunt.

HecateQueenOfWitches Wed 01-Dec-10 08:44:06

Oh my GOD.

I assume he will make people wear brown bracelets if they have a stomach upset.

Or get the men to wear white bracelets if they sneak into the loo for a loving moment.

belgo Wed 01-Dec-10 08:47:33

grin at hecate

hotcrossbunny Wed 01-Dec-10 08:53:18

Am sure people with IBS spend longer in there than if they have their periods! Talk about sillyangry

grin Hecate

SaorAlba Wed 01-Dec-10 09:07:18

There are typos in that article, is that normal for daily mail? How unprofessional.

MumInBeds Wed 01-Dec-10 09:21:08

It's like old testament times!

I really hope the women in a show of defiance wear the red bracelets all the time.

vintage4 Wed 01-Dec-10 09:30:15

"On their period" ,is a horrible phrase to start with

spilttheteaagain Wed 01-Dec-10 11:02:04


And did you read the bit where at one company you have to get an electronic tag from your manager to let you open the loos??

That would have been pretty when I was pregnant and sick...

Ryoko Wed 01-Dec-10 11:43:36

I'm an angry and sometimes violent person with no care for consequences so you can guarantee if some boss pushed a red bracelet at me, he/shed'd be having it surgically removed later that day, While I proudly march off to the Job Centre.

booyhohoho Wed 01-Dec-10 11:51:06

jesus. that is bad.

and are they going to keep note of which women are on tehir period on which days so tehy know teh woman isn't taking teh oiss and having 3 periods a month? and what about women with 2 week long periods, will they be put on an action plan for stretching it out?


matildarosepink Wed 01-Dec-10 11:52:21

I must have got the date wrong, is today April the 1st?

QueenGigantaurofMnet Wed 01-Dec-10 11:53:23

words fail me

nancydrewrockinaroundxmastree Wed 01-Dec-10 11:57:01


lthough I am also more shocked at the idea of adults having to not just request a break to go to the toilet but having to request a key card to access toilets that are under surveilance. OMFG.

Blu Wed 01-Dec-10 12:07:58

I reckon this is a government / DM conspiracy designed to stop Norway being quoted as a mecca of good employment practice (re maternity leave etc) and making us all want similiar here!

There was a ludicrous programe on R4 on about the proposals to have bf rooms in the workplace, and someone dutifully quoted Norway as having bf rooms and a near 100% bf rate by the time the baby is 6m or a year. Yes - and that would be due to the 12 months parental leave on full pay supported by the GOVERMENT, not the provision of a store cupboard with a stool in it for a woman whose baby somehow magically appears at her tea break...

This is deliberate misinformation...mark my words (taps side of nose)

Kaloki Wed 01-Dec-10 16:12:19

I'm just going to echo suzihaha's what the..?

Fucking hell.

donnie Wed 01-Dec-10 17:59:00

bloody more ways than one.

MassiveKnob Wed 01-Dec-10 18:03:01

Hecate - that is hilarious, pmsl grin

or yellow if pelvic floor problems grin

OnlyWantsOne Wed 01-Dec-10 18:03:40

seriously... ha hmm

Fortheverylasttime Thu 02-Dec-10 08:05:41

I assumed that it would have been for religious reasons. Norway?

UnrequitedSkink Thu 02-Dec-10 16:37:18

It's a wind up. It has to be, and even if it's not, how would he enforce it? Daily knicker inspections?

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