A PP asked what we are doing to instigate change. As a teacher I have the opportunity to set a positive role model for 25-30 kids every year. Last year I decided to stop wearing make up to work.
It seems like such a trivial thing, but even a 'quick' 10 minute face means you lose almost an hour a week. It took courage to overcome a lifetime of conditioning that made it clear that for a woman to be considered professional that included makeup. I've never heard of a man's professionalism being questioned because they weren't wearing makeup or "hadn't even bothered to pop on some lippy" before a meeting.
Like I said, a little thing. But a lifetime of full time work and that's more thsn 12 weeks spent slapping on a quick face every morning before work for what is blatantly a double standard.