Aug 13, 2017

Clarks in sexism row over Dolly Babe girls' shoe range

Clarks has been accused of "Everyday sexism" for a range of girls' school shoes called "Dolly Babe", while the boys' equivalent is called "Leader". The shoe manufacturer has removed the Dolly Babe range from its website following "Customer feedback". Clarks said it was removing the Dolly Babe name from stocks in stores, but warned the process would take "Time to complete". The row follows another claim of sexism levelled against Clarks earlier this month by Jemma Moonie-Dalton, who wrote a Facebook post about trying to buy school shoes for her seven-year-old daughter and five-year-old son at a Clarks store in east London. In a Facebook post that went viral, Welsh mother Laura Greenwood accused Clarks of making girls' shoes that are "Fussy, impractical and prone to scuffing - quite unlike your sensible, practical, durable ranges designed for boys".

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