The Female Officers Shouldn’t Have Their Hair Tied Up in a Ponytail, Instead, It Should be in a Bun, on Gender Discrimination

If THIS is NOT sexism, I don’t know WHAT would be, from the Front Page Sections, translated…

The Kaohsiung city’s police department awhile ago, mandated that if the female officers have long hair, then, they MUST braid their hair up in buns, instead of wearing their hair in ponytails, and this caused the entry level officers’ displeasures; the Kaohsiung City Police Department told, that this, is the rule set up by the police department headquarters, that the city was merely, “enforcing the rules”.  Based off of understanding though, other cities elsewhere doesn’t forcefully make the female officers tie their hair up into buns, it’s quite prevalent, that female officers wear their hair in ponytails.

On the Facebook Fan’s page, “Police Suck”, there were female entry level officers who’d disclosed, that the manager’s office of Kaohsiung Police Department, on the 2nd of this month, issued an “most urgent” notice, stated how the rules of appearances for the police department from twelve years ago had already stated, “Female officers should NOT wear their hair braided, when they’re in uniform, their hair shall NOT exceed shoulder length; and when the hair exceeded shoulder length, the officers MUST wear it up into a bun, and must use black bands to tie up the hair.”, the article also mentioned, that recently, there were female officers who went on calls in their ponytails, and were asked to wear their hair differently.

The female officer who’d disclosed this had said, “saving the hair, losing the head, saving the head, losing the hair”, the rule of having the female officers braid their hair up into buns will cause them a TON of time to get ready, “When you’re out on the field, it’s the speediness that counts, NOT how good you looked.”  “Are we all going to become like those ladies from Tzu-Chih?”; plus, when they rode out on their motorcycles, “how the hell are we supposed to put our helmets on?”

The head inspector from the Kaohsiung police department, Lee said, because there had been sightings of female officers’ ponytail passing shoulder-length, and there were, quite a number of them, that the office was merely, “showing concerns” for the entry level employees, and will take the opinions of the workers into considerations, and report it up to the upper levels, and, to discuss it further.

Lee explained, that when the female officers are out on calls, if there were physical altercations with the bad guys, then, they may get their hair pulled, that there are safety concerns on the issues, but for now, they’re not going to reprimand the female officers who don’t follow the rules of tying their hair up in a bun when they come to work.

Recently, there had been multiple subprecincts that had received “warnings” from the inspector’s offices, and there were uniformed female officers who’d voiced their concerns on the matter, and, all they got was the replies of “it’s the rules!”

The entry level female officer told, that it’s easier, to tie their hair up in ponytails, it’s swift, that she’d never compromised her own safety, or the safety of others, wearing her hair in a ponytail, as she went on calls, “It’s too far-fetched, tying the problems of safety with our ponytails”, plus, wearing the hair in a bun, it takes too much time, and you must use a pin to keep it in place, the hair would mess up easily.  There were angry female officers who’d stated, that does that mean that ALL female officers who wear their hair in ponytails would get subdued by the bad guys?  That this, is thinking using the masculine mindsets to judge the female officers’ way of working.

The entry level female officers believed, that when they went out on calls, and wear their hair up in a bun, it would be uncomfortable, having to put their helmets on; and if the police department decided to enforce the rules, they will all, trim their hair short.

The female officer who’d told about this said, that she hoped, that in not affecting the way that the officers appeared, do give the female officers, the same amount to respect, and the right to decide, “This, is a good time, to remind those higher up officials, our superiors, to think hard, about keeping up with the looks!”

So, if this is NOT sexist, then, I don’t know what is!  I mean, hello, just because the ladies wear their long hair in ponytail, that still doesn’t make their work less efficient, and, I’m sure, that it would matter LESS, if a female officer in a bun manages to catch a bad guy, or if it was, a lady officer in a ponytail, who’d caught a bad guy, and this rule for the police precincts is still jut SEXIST and BULLSHIT if you ask me, but hey, who asked Y-O-U!!!

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