A ban on ladies using glasses in business throughout Japan has actually sparked outrage after the practice emerged.
The factors for the rule differ from market to market, according to regional media, but some retailers apparently said shop workers in glasses left customers with a “cold impression”.
While conventional dining establishments argued that spectacles do not suit old-fashioned styles of Japanese clothing, employers in the charm sector argued consumers would not be able to see female worker’s makeup clearly enough underneath glasses.
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Safety issues were mentioned as the reason behind the eyeglasses restriction in the airline sector.
It stays to be seen if rules disallowing employees from wearing glasses are enforced by official company policies or are rather imposed through culturally established norms.
Anger in the nation emerged after Japanese network Nippon TV ran a story about companies that make female workers wear contact lenses instead of glasses.
The hashtag “glasses ban” has actually acquired increasing traction on Twitter because Wednesday– with one female saying she was forced to put lenses in when she had an eye infection and subsequently suffered pain and discomfort.
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Some ladies in Japan condemned the procedures by tweeting pictures of their glasses.
Uma Mishra-Newbery, executive director of Women’s March Global, struck out at the bans.
” The policing of ladies’s bodies and what we use continues to be a tool to impose patriarchy,” the advocate told The Independent “It’s 2019 and still ladies are combating to be seen for our worth and work.”
Critics have actually compared the prohibition of glasses to stringent rules in some Japanese schools that make children with lighter hair color their hair black so they fit in with their fellow pupils.
The country saw another recent reaction over firms requiring females to wear heels in offices. More than 31,000 have signed a petition requiring the requirement to be banned.
The hashtag #KuToo– echoing the #MeToo movement versus sexual assault and harassment– has been extensively disseminated on social media. The phrase is a play on the Japanese words for shoes “kutsu” and pain “kutsuu”.