Restaurant's 'Sexist' High Heel Mandate Lifted. Dress Code Wars Rage On

Photo by: ProAbition
ProAbition had originally banned flats from its Saturday night party with the following decree, which was posted on fliers like this one: "Ladies: No flat shoes or sandals. Must ... more 
Photo by: ProAbition
ProAbition had originally banned flats from its Saturday night party with the following decree, which was posted on fliers like this one: "Ladies: No flat shoes or sandals. Must have heels. Exception will be made if injured."
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Wed, Jun 19, 2013 1:58 PM EDT
After a relentless outcry from patrons, a Riverside, California, restaurant has nixed the portion of its dress code requiring women to wear high heels. The 1920s-themed bar and eatery, ProAbition, has also issued an apology on Facebook. "Our intention was never to offend anyone," it noted. Still, it's what happened, and continues to happen, with a steady stream of rules about what women can and can't wear. Luckily, for the most part, the rules keep getting reversed. And that's thanks to you, sisters, for speaking out.--Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff