Last week, the solicitor and mum-of-two – 35-year-old Sydney woman Lynda Reid – was waiting to enter the Member’s Stand of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on day two of the Sydney test, when she was told she would not be allowed entry to the ground on account of what she was wearing.
At the time, officials told Reid that the length of the floral dress she was wearing was “inappropriate”. Specifically, they said the hemline of the dress was too short and did not adhere to dress standards set by the Club.
Reid, who has been a member of the Sydney Cricket Ground for 25 years, was appalled by this decision and has since asked for her membership to be cancelled.
And today she has shared her story with the media.
”I am a corporate solicitor,” Reid told Fairfax media. ”I know what is appropriate and not. I am not some hick from wherever.”
Reid said she has checked the SCG Members’ dress code the night before and was confident that her outfit complied with the standards.
The story has since been a hot topic for news outlets and morning shows around Australia, with everyone asking whether the cricket ground was justified in asking Reid to leave.
There’s been discussion about whether the decision was sexist and whether the officials were discriminating against Reid (and women cricket loves generally) when they asked her to leave the ground.
Why Lynda’s dress was deemed inappropriate for SCG Members: http://t.co/oj7UpYFcgV
— smh.com.au (@smh) January 7, 2014