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Airline says bye to gender-normative uniforms

Words by Abi Scaife

Australian airline Qantas has relaxed the gender rules surrounding their uniform.

Amazing - tell me more!

Busted might like the way you dress, but uniform updates are coming for the employees of yet another airline.

For a start, female employees no longer have to wear makeup and heels while on duty (phew!), and anyone is allowed to have long hair, as long as it is tied back in a ponytail or bun.

Plus, everyone can now wear the same kind of jewellery - including large watches.

Anything else?

There are still a few restrictions - like tattoos being covered up, and tights or stockings needing to be worn with skirts.

Hopefully, this is just another step forward in making jobs with uniforms more accessible, affirming - and comfortable! - for everyone.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

The Fawcett Society. This is the UK's leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights. Support them here.

Gendered Intelligence. This charity works to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve the lives of trans people. Learn more here.

Beyond Equality. This charity is disrupting harmful norms and creating possibilities for positive change, working with men and boys towards gender equality. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Gender Equality.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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