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Schmidt v Austicks

August 6, 2018 Longrider 9

The case of Schmidt v Austicks Bookshops (1977) raises its head once more. A British Airways worker has accused the airline of sexism after he was sacked […]

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Dress Codes Again

August 1, 2017 Longrider 9

The furore over high heels goes on. Researchers have called for action to stop women being forced to wear high heels at work. Academics at […]

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June 24, 2017 Longrider 10

It’s nice to see people fight back against the idiocy of small-mindedness. The US constitution has long guaranteed the right to bear arms – but […]

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What a Heel

May 15, 2016 Longrider 14

The papers were awash with high heels this past week. Various folk have waded in with varying degrees of outrage – from the Katie Hopkins […]

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Oh La La

December 16, 2014 Longrider 4

SNCF are in hot water. The French rail operator SNCF has been accused of sexism after advising staff on how to use “discreet” lipstick and […]

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Tattooed Unemployed

September 23, 2014 Longrider 14

So, having tats (and piercings) can lose you that dream job. Um, well… I’ve discussed dress codes here before. Although I can’t say that I […]

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September 4, 2013 Longrider 9

Once again we get a report that states the blindingly obvious. Research presented to the British Sociological Association found that no matter how intelligent and […]