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High heels mandatory at Cannes!

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TheBlackRider Tue 19-May-15 09:44:13

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00100001 Tue 19-May-15 09:46:10

Well, there might be certain rules for men too you know... :/

TheBlackRider Tue 19-May-15 09:46:30

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00100001 Tue 19-May-15 09:50:21

yes - but, the point is, this is only a feminism issue if there are no rules for men.

So do we know if there is a rule for men?

Pootles2010 Tue 19-May-15 09:50:38

Do the mens rules involve wearing something painful? No? Thought not.

TheBlackRider Tue 19-May-15 09:53:57

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00100001 Tue 19-May-15 09:58:39

I still ask the question. Do you know if men have any enforced rules?

If there are no rules for men, but are for women, then it's an issue. Fair enough.

But, if there are rules for men as well (e.g all men must wear a tie), then how is this a feminism issue?

Greenstone Tue 19-May-15 10:02:27

Because bow ties aren't painful and don't cause longterm health issues. Also less likely to cause accidents and falls hmm the smart dress code is not the issue, the heels for women part is.

00100001 Tue 19-May-15 10:05:55

errr, that was just an example of a rule that men might have to follow.
Can anyone actually point to a rule that says what men should or should not wear?

I still stand by the fact that if there are rules for men, then this is not a feminism issue.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Tue 19-May-15 10:07:13

If the dress code is painful and damaging for women but not men then of course it's a feminist issue!

And that's even without mentioning it being physically distorting and sexualising and preventing freedom of movement in a way the men's dress codes don't.

I find this very shocking indeed. It's a very 'women, know your place!' rule to have in 2015 and the fact it is such a high-profile event makes it even more worrying.

EleanorRigby89 Tue 19-May-15 10:10:49

Unless the men also have to wear high heels, then it is a feminism issue.

There may be certain rules for men, but nothing which causes them undue pain.

TheBlackRider Tue 19-May-15 10:15:03

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TheCountessofFitzdotterel Tue 19-May-15 10:16:51

The other point about this rule is that as some women aren't able to wear heels, the rule actually excludes a group of women.
Whereas there is nothing in a men's black tie dress code that can't physically be worn by everyone.

Pootles2010 Tue 19-May-15 10:20:19

Absolutely Countess - according to the article, some of the women turned away did indeed have medical issues.

Hakluyt Tue 19-May-15 10:20:50

I think the rule is "black tie"

"black tie" for women does not include heel height.

Golfhotelromeofoxtrot Tue 19-May-15 10:22:02

Wtf?? What rule for men could there be that would be the same as wearing high heeled shoes??

Absolute nonsense.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Tue 19-May-15 10:23:51

It's a way to get rid of older women, I think - the article said the women turned away were in their 50s.

Women, you're welcome as long as you are young and hot, but once you get old, you have no place in public.

Hakluyt Tue 19-May-15 10:25:43

article from The Telegraph about black tie for women not mentioning shoes at all

Greenstone Tue 19-May-15 10:27:50

Absolutely. I'd happily wear heels to a Cannes red carpet event. My mum however could not. Not even for a second, she'd be in agony.

TheBlackRider Tue 19-May-15 10:27:51

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Hakluyt Tue 19-May-15 10:31:41

All Debrett's has to say on the subject- no mention of shoes.

"LADIES

For ladies, a smart dress (such as a cocktail dress) is appropriate. It can be long or short, as long as it's not too short. It need not be black.
Evening trousers are an option, but it is better to go for a palazzo cut, rather than tight-fitting.
Tights should be worn, black or sheer.
Fine or costume jewellery is appropriate, but not tiaras.
An elegant evening bag should be used.
Ideally, an evening coat should be worn."

hobNong Tue 19-May-15 11:05:52

00100001 this is an issue that affects women, not men. Why do you think it isn't a feminist issue?

Both men and women are told to wear black tie, but women have the additional requirement that they must wear shoes which are actually physically bad for them, and in many cases painful.

Hakluyt Tue 19-May-15 11:14:14

"but women have the additional requirement that they must wear shoes which are actually physically bad for them, and in many cases painful."

Or which they might simply not want to wear...........

00100001 Tue 19-May-15 11:17:03

Because we don't know if there are additional, similar restrictions for men.

so until that is known, we can't say if it is a feminist issue.

Hakluyt Tue 19-May-15 11:19:09

"Because we don't know if there are additional, similar restrictions for men"

Like what?

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