Pin It
glasses are forbidden japan women ban
@YIYUHUANG3

#GlassesAreForbidden: Female workers in Japan protest rule banning glasses


TextLia Mappoura

The social media campaign launched after women were stopped from wearing glasses at their places of work

So, Japan has banned women from wearing glasses in the workplace. Some, not all, of the country’s companies have asked their female workers to remove their glasses – as revealed on a TV show that exposed businesses imposing the ban.

The reasons behind the ban differed from business to business with airlines claiming it’s a safety issue, while shop assistants were told it gave a “cold impression.” Yet, the same ban did not extend to male employees within the same companies.

Unsurprisingly, people are protesting with a social media campaign growing on Twitter via the hashtag #GlassesAreForbidden. With (rightful) public outcry, the campaign to refute the enforcement is completely necessary – this is just about being able to see. No woman should have to struggle with their vision, especially not when the men around them sit back and relax with their specs. 

Unfortunately, this ridiculous ban isn’t the first. Earlier this year in Japan, we saw the rule that requires women to wear high heels at work being enforced. However, the movement dubbed #KuToo saw women fight back against the regressive and outdated dress codes. 

Read Next
Man Made documentary t cooper trans fitcon bodybuilder
Kai-Isaiah Jamal & T Cooper discuss trans masculinity in new film Man Made Beauty Feature
Leanne Woodley
Leanne Woodley's intricate nail designs are miniature works of art Spotlight
Billie Eilish
RIP Billie Eilish’s slime green roots Beauty news
devil octopus lips russia filler plastic surgery
Exploring ‘devil lips’, the Russian plastic surgery Instagram trend Beauty news
pantone classic blue 2020 trend shade
8 beauty products to match Pantone’s colour of the year – Classic Blue products
Diplo
Diplo joins the weird new wellness craze of butthole tanning Beauty news
_images_uploads_gallery_trixie_2
‘I always wanted to make my own make-up’ – Trixie Mattel talks beauty Beauty Feature
05
Made Up: Celebrate bombastic, decadent beauty in this glamorous new shoot Photo story
ezgif-5-32ef64f9ab36
Revenge beauty: 12 on-screen transformations that revealed inner darkness Beauty Feature
Dazed-Xmas-Guide14387
A hazy, glamorous 80s feast by DeadHungry – the 2019 Christmas gift guide Photo story
00230015
I got my face plastered in 24k gold foil for a ‘casual’ facial Tried and Tested
daglara queer artist greece athens drag make up
Serpent eyes and alien cheekbones: artist Daglara’s trans-species aesthetic Beauty Feature
Horoscopes Dec 2019
Your monthly beauty horoscope: December 2019 Horoscopes
ezgif-5-973b4f4c3cec
Is our pursuit of happiness actually making us more unhappy? Think piece
Miss Period
Japanese store is ‘rethinking’ policy that identifies staff on their period Beauty news
theheauxmentor_27892905_336740540146616_1868555045
The Heaux Mentor is here to empower sex workers with her new cosmetic line Beauty Feature