In a bizarre case has come to light from Japan where many companies have banned women from wearing spectacles at workplace. After this decision, the controversy has been sparked over the decision and heated discussions have been made on a social media platforms.
As per the Japenese media reports, the companies have banned eyewear for female employees for various reasons, the BBC reports. Reports suggested that glasses-wearing shop assistants gave a ‘cold impression’.
There is no confirmation whether the ban was based on company policies, or rather reflected what was socially accepted practice in those workplaces. Instead, netizens have started a debate over the news.
Also, a hashtag #glassesareforbidden has been trending in Japan and the hilarious topic has grabbed the eyeballs of social media users on Friday.
Here are some reactions:
What is all about ? Why attack women in this way ? #glassesareforbidden 👩👓🚫🇯🇵 https://t.co/gDbnzAUX52— Abandoned Up! (@AbandonedUp) November 9, 2019
No specific dress codes for men ? #glassesareforbidden 🇯🇵 https://t.co/1KdH6cFJ4L— Abandoned Up! (@AbandonedUp) November 9, 2019
This absolutely ridiculous! #glassesareforbiddenhttps://t.co/3kXFzrjBZ8— Hanna Manninen (@HannaManna) November 9, 2019
What is it about females wearing glasses in Japan and South Korea that get men so worked up ? #glassesareforbidden 🇯🇵🇰🇷👩👓🚫 https://t.co/YUmlEHjtbr— Abandoned Up! (@AbandonedUp) November 9, 2019
First published: 9 November 2019, 15:19 IST
"Japanese women fight for right to wear glasses to work."— Trypophobe (@Minhaas_) November 9, 2019
One woman who works in restaurant tweeted that she was repeatedly told not to wear her glasses because it would appear "rude" and they did not go with the traditional kimono she wore.#glassesareforbidden