Japanese women demand right to wear glasses at work

Japanese women demand right to wear glasses at work

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Japanese women started demanding the right to wear glasses when it became known that some businesses forbid employees to do so.

According to British newspaper The Guardian, "glasses are forbidden" was one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter during the latest protest against rigid rules over women's appearance in Japan, following a television show that exposed businesses that were imposing the bans on female staff.

"These rules are outdated," one Twitter user said, while another described the reasons given by employers as "idiotic."

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