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Women want to wear glasses at work


They are said to wear high heels, but to put down the glasses: Japanese workers vent their anger against misogynist regulations.

"Put the glasses off!" This is the most frequent comment she hears at work, writes user @wine_kimono on Twitter.

And so the Japanese waitress is apparently not alone: ​​over 13,000 times her tweet was shared, even its own hashtag, there is now, translated means he "glasses prohibited". More and more Japanese fight on Twitter against the widespread ban on glasses in the workplace.

A TV report has been the occasion for discussions in the social media, reports the newspaper "The Independent". The show featured companies from different industries banning their employees glasses. Sales clerks with glasses were therefore "cold", airlines justified the decision with security requirements. Restaurant operators said goggles did not match traditional Japanese clothing.

The Twitter user has already heard that: "A pair of glasses and a kimono look funny," she was told. She constantly hears such annoying sentences. Most shops, large or small, would take care that their employees do not wear glasses.

和 食 で お 仕事 し て き て 1 番 疑問 な の が, 「眼鏡 は 外 し て ね」 と 言 わ れ る 事. 大 き な お 店 で も 個人 店 で も 9 割 注意 さ れ る. 何 で で す か? と 聞 い た 事 が あ る ん だ け ど, 「着 物 に 眼鏡 は お か し い で し ょ」 と か 「お 料理 出 す 時 落 と し た ら ど う す る の」 と か 「眼鏡 越 し に お 客 様 見 る の は 失礼 よ」 等 と 理解 に 苦 し む 理由 ば か り.

- 着 物 き リ 中 @ 英語 勉強 中 (@wine_kimono) October 16, 2019

Only a few months ago, a dispute arose in Japan over whether women would necessarily have to wear high heels in the workplace. The actress and author Yumi Ishikawa, however, had launched an initiative and quickly gathered several thousand supporters behind him.

But Japan's Health and Work Minister Takumi Nemoto defended wearing high-heeled shoes in the workplace. In some jobs, they are "necessary and appropriate," the 68-year-old told a parliamentary committee.

In Germany, the boss may specify a dress code. This is especially important for those who have a lot of customer contact. If you do not stick to it, you risk a warning. Chefs are not allowed to ban everything. The principle applies: clothing and appearance must be suitable for the position. A pair of glasses is probably the least disturbing.

Source: spiegel

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