Dudes Wear Dresses & High Heels to Protest Lame Restaurant Dress Codes

This is my favorite story this week. In protest of a dress code for female servers to wear sexy dresses and heels while waiting tables, a bunch of men heroes decided to go to work at the pub in low-cut minidresses and strappy stilettos.


According to BuzzFeed, a CBC Marketplace report revealed that sexist dress codes in bars and restaurants still required women to wear heels and dresses while they worked eight-plus hour shifts on their feet, while men were of course allowed to wear slacks and flats.

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So Ivan Gedz, co-owner of pub Union Local 613, came up with a genius idea with his associates, and they all followed the female dress code for a night of waiting tables. They declared it to be an eye-opening experience.

They called it Working Women's Wednesday, and it's pretty much my favorite thing in 2016 so far.

After his shift, Gedz said he had new appreciation for what women go through. He told BuzzFeed, "I'm usually pretty comfortable with my body, but I probably would have felt more comfortable naked than in that dress." He also admitted that he couldn't keep the heels on for more than an hour because he started losing feeling in his toes.

Server James Tilden added, "If this is what women have to deal with in days or weeks or years of working in restaurants, or wherever they're working, then I can't even really imagine that, actually. It's kind of tough."

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Bravo to these guys, and a huge THANK YOU from women everywhere for being willing to make a spectacle of themselves in order to make a point about unfair dress codes.

According to reports, restaurants requiring sexist dress codes have already begun to change their policies. This is how you effect real change -- by being willing to put yourself out there, and stand up for something you believe in. Even if it means standing in heels.


Image via Union Local 613/Facebook

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