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The Ukrainian Army Has Been Chastised For Requiring Female Cadets To March In Heels.
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The Ukrainian Army Has Been Chastised For Requiring Female Cadets To March In Heels.


MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's defense minister is under fire from government members over her decision to have female military cadets wear pumps with heels in a major parade.

“The purpose of any military parade is to demonstrate the army’s military ability; there should be no room for stereotypes or sexism,” said a joint statement from three Cabinet members, including Minister of Veterans Affairs Yulia Laputina.

The announcement came after last week's announcement about the footwear in the parade planned for August 24, the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence from the Soviet Union.

It was noted that approximately 57,000 women serve in the country's armed forces and have "proven their worth not in heels, but with machine guns."

On Saturday, Defense Minister Andriy Taran announced that he had directed officials to investigate whether “experimental” shoes — ankle boots, according to news reports — could be worn by female cadets instead of pumps with heels.

The military provided no explanation for why female cadets wore different shoes than male cadets.

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  • john brown
    • john brown
    • 07 Jul, 2021

    I think flower print Sundresses would add a nice touch.

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