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Canada Denouncing sexism and double standards, Quebec women wear hoodies to work

23:30  12 november  2019
23:30  12 november  2019 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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The revolution will be warm, colourful and comfortable.

Legions of Quebecers donned their hoodies and sweatshirts Tuesday morning and headed to work in a show of solidarity with Québec solidaire MNA Catherine Dorion, who faced objections from colleagues in the National Assembly last week when she showed up in an orange hooded sweatshirt.

Deputy speaker  Chantal Soucy told reporters “we have a decorum to respect, we reminded her of it several times, it was time to draw a line,” she said. “She was not wearing clothing worthy of an MNA within the Salon bleu.”

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Mark Zuckerberg made hoodies de rigueur in Silicon Valley. But can they catch on in the halls of Some supporters even created a campaign to get women to wear a hoodie to work on Tuesday in "A little common sense please! I'm open-minded but we still have to respect certain standards in life

The double standards of dress codes in public schools are something that needs to be addressed. What people have decided is that if a female shows her shoulders due to a small strapped tank top in the warmer months, she is basically dressed like a slut and no one will be able to get their work done.

Hundreds of selfies have been shared under the hashstag #MonCotonOuatéMonChoix (My hoodie my choice). The Facebook event where it originated had more than 2,500 RSVPs by midday on Tuesday.

“I am not an object or a playground for the eyes,” blogger Cindy Trottier wrote in the caption alongside her selfie. “This morning, I’m wearing a hoodie to denounce the harassment, judgment and mockery that is done concerning how we dress.”

“Instead of wasting time talking about our clothes,” Sophie Bertrand wrote in her caption , “think about our skills and get to work!”

Last week’s incident was the latest in a series of controversies surrounding Dorion’s clothing choices, which usually see her wear a T-shirt and Doc Martens boots . She sat on a desk in the National Assembly’s Salon rouge wearing a skirt and heels as part of her Halloween costume .

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