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Women in Japan have been told not to wear glasses at work to avoid looking 'cold' and 'unfeminine'

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Getty Images / Atsushi Yamada
Women aren't being allowed to wear glasses by various employers in Japan.
From department stores and showrooms to the hospitality industry and beauty clinics, a number of workplaces have banned women from wearing the eyewear.
Reasons range from glasses allegedly making women look cold, unfriendly, unfeminine, or too intelligent.
Business Insider interviewed women affected by the phenomenon - some were asked by employers to redo their hair, wear thicker lash extensions, or to look more sweet and feminine.
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Women in Japan are being told not to wear glasses in the workplace - here are 5 sexist dress codes from around the world

Women in Japan are being told not to wear glasses in the workplace - here are 5 sexist dress codes from around the world

8 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Getty Images / Atsushi Yamada
Business Insider Japan published an article in October based on a survey of more than 1,400 workers, finding that female workers were being asked to refrain from wearing glasses at work for aesthetic reasons.
The hashtag メガネ禁止, which translates to "glasses are forbidden," is currently trending on Twitter in Japan, according to The Washington Post .
This revelation about glasses follows on the heels of the KuToo movement started in Japan in early 2019 according to Quartz , which criticizes the widespread practice of employers in Japan requiring that female...
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