The most efficient way to find literature on attitudes toward high heels in the workplace is to begin with one or two particularly relevant articles, and look at their bibliographies.
What is a helpful article?
Reading helpful articles will help you develop a sense of what terms are most useful: business attire, shoes, women and dress, etc.
- The term "high heels" is sometimes used as a code word to signify women's low intelligence, or low status as secretaries, rather than literally as an item of clothing.
- In some ways, women's dress was a topic much discussed before many women entered business careers - in the 1980s and 90s. This may be why some of the derogatory comments made today are made by older men, who have not updated their ideas of women employees.
- Ironically, some of the present day discussion centers around women objecting to being forced to wear high heels in certain job fields.
- In these cases, the topic of women being forced to wear high heels has become a union issue.
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This is the search strategy used to find the above "good" articles:
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