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Some Japan Companies Are Enforcing A 'No Glasses' Rule For Women

In an article published by Bloomberg, it was revealed that some Japan companies are barring women from wearing glasses in the workplace. 

Did I just read that correctly? Wait, let me put on my glasses. 

Such a simple and obvious necessity you wouldn't even think twice about, yet some Japan companies are banning the necessity -- soley for aesthetic purposes. 

Japan Nippon TV aired the story that has since gone viral and received tons of response. 

Japanese women are now fighting for the right to wear glasses to work. The hashtag #glassesban was trending, women sharing selfies of themselves wearing the apparently offending eyewear. 

Ishikawa, who has started a petition signed by more than 31,000 supporters who agree standing in heels all day should not be a job requirement for female workers had this to say about the situation, "If wearing glasses is a real problem at work it should be banned for everyone -- men and women. This problem with glasses is the exact same as high heels. It's only a rule for female workers."

Right on, Ishikawa! We stand with you, women of Japan. 

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    Twitter users were quick to share their opinions on the matter:

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    Product - Noho hizzy @chedEARTHLING Follow Replying to@tictoc @business Crazy how Japan can be so great at everything and yet they have shit like this 9:19 AM -8 Nov 2019 6 Retweets 359 Likes
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    Text - Chris Follow @Testudo23 Replying to@_chedEARTHLI NG @tictoc @business There are so many contradictions in Japanese society. They're advanced technologically but backwards in many aspects (gender equality and civil rights in particular) 10:20 AM 8 Nov 2019 22 Retweets 379 Likes
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    Text - mj @sciborg Follow Replying to @KSybaritic @tictoc @business Counterpoint: women's sexual attractiveness to men should not dictate what they're "allowed" to wear:- 10:44 AM - 8 Nov 2019 13 Retweets 316 Likes
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    Agreed, Matt

    Product - @MATTE Follow @Matthugh100 Replying to@tictoc@business I don't know bro, glasses are kind of sexy especially on women... 8:36 AM-8 Nov 2019 3 Retweets 409 Likes
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    The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil also had something to say:

    Text - Jameela Jamil Following @jameelajamil 2019 people. 2019. Bloomberg TicToc@tictoc Some Japanese companies are enforcing a no glasses rule for women employees. Why? Read more on @business bloom.bg/2rpBolt d n at work? 3:49 PM 8 Nov 2019 2,390 Retweets 13,535 Likes
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    Text - M. Allstrom-Luttrell Follow @ladyterpsichore Replying to @jameelajamil You're here to be seen, not to see. 3:53 PM 8 Nov 2019 31 Likes
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    Text - Kirsten Zoe Follow @Kirstizoe Replying to@jameelajamil I have significant astigmatism and can't even wear contacts. I also need reading glasses to wel...read. What exactly would these companies like for people like me to do??? 3:57 PM-8 Nov 2019 2 Retweets 58 Likes
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    Text - Jim In Follow @HottestKimchii Replying to @tictoc @business Lol so stupid. Japan is 10 years ahead of the world but at the same time hold on to these primitive ideals. They cant seem to find a modern compromise. 9:16 AM - 8 Nov 2019 28 Retweets 741 Likes
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    Finally, this quip of a comment. Just for the lolz.

    Text - Margie @marjayhan Follow Replying to @tictoc @business Japanese companies making a spectacle of themselves. 9:29 AM-8 Nov 2019 68 Retweets 1,740 Likes
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