From the CBC news article:
Originally more for men, high heels are now seen by some as a symbol of gender discrimination
Loredana Moniz has 120 pairs of heels. The 48-year-old hairdresser is on her feet up to 14 hours a day.
“People say, ‘Are you kidding me — you wear those to work?'” she said. “And I say yes, I’m comfortable.”
So comfortable, Moniz, of Brampton, Ont., says she even wears them at home, noting she also likes the extra height they give her and considers them a fashion necessity.
While Moniz won’t be kicking her heels off anytime soon, there is a movement afoot to free women of the shoes experts have long warned can inflict harmful health consequences and that, in the current political climate, some have come to see as a symbol of gender discrimination.
The movement is making strides with some provincial governments in Canada.
Ontario recently passed the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, which includes a ban on employers forcing their female workers to wear high heels.
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