If you walk around any place on the planet, you will be directly staring into some form of sexism everywhere. Sometimes, it’s extremely severe and at some other places, it is also extremely ridiculous.
Case in point, according to The Guardian, some Japanese companies have decided to ban women from wearing spectacles in workplaces.
Some of these companies have claimed that glasses-wearing shop assistants gave customers a ‘cold impression’.
This has started a massive outrage on Twitter, with #glassesareforbidden trending online.
This is not ok! Japan is so far ahead with most things but so far behind in equality standards. A Japanese company would rather their women be blind but look good than be able to wear glasses and do their job to the highest standard? Unreal #eyeglassesban #glassesareforbidden https://t.co/UYFGK9uhD2— Erikatana (@_Erikatana) November 10, 2019
First I heard about this. Bloody hell! Depriving women of proper sight is horrible and dangerous. #glassesareforbidden pic.twitter.com/TxEWRZRYUw— SarahCate (@CateMosse) November 9, 2019
Reading in @theipaper that some employers in Japan are imposing bans on women wearing glasses! Apparently they can give customers/clients a cold impression or don’t go well with kimonos. What ridiculous discrimination – and how incredibly short-sighted. 😣 #glassesareforbidden— Andrew Dubock (@andrew_dubock) November 9, 2019
#glassesareforbidden yet another example of outrageous sexist behaviour in Japan!— Phillip Pickstock (@P_C_Pickstock) November 9, 2019
Apparently there’s an issue with women wearing glasses in the workplace in Japan for various reasons, including giving “cold impressions”. Can I get sent home for resting bitch face too? #glassesareforbidden— RKDnc (@_RKDnc) November 8, 2019
Wtf:D Thought Japan was a free country. What counfounded idiots are running the place? #glassesareforbidden— Soner GRNT (@noche_vivo) November 10, 2019
#glassesareforbidden excuse me, but are you fucking serious?!? It’s 2019 for fuck’s sake! What shithole company bans eyeglasses for women, forcing them to wear contacts because ‘glasses don’t make you look feminine’??? Ban dental braces, casts & hearing aids while you’re at it!— Ororo 🔞🐀 (@ovo_crow) November 10, 2019
What a load of rubbish! Men can wear glasses, but not women? FFS: it’s 2019 not 1919! @tictoc #glassesareforbidden— Fifi Foxfoot (@FifiFoxfoot) November 10, 2019
I’ve never heard anything so ridiculous as #glassesareforbidden. I’m blind as a bat , couldn’t even see the computer screen without mine. How could I do my job?— Ferrymans Daughter (@FerrymansDaugh1) November 8, 2019
So, I hear glasses are banned for Japanese women in the workplace. Step into the 17th century Japan! #glassesareforbidden #Japan #Nippon— Kristie Lewis (@Kristie76024677) November 8, 2019
Earlier this year, there had also been a call for Japanese companies to stop forcing female staff to wear high heels. More than 21,000 people signed an online petition started by a female actor in what has become known as the #KuToo movement.