Japanese women in social media demand the right to wear glasses to work after it has been reported that employers have imposed bans.
Hashtag "Glasses Are Prohibited" was used over and over again in the recent protest against strict rules on women's appearance Twitter responded to a Japanese television program exposing companies that imposed a ban on female personnel.
"These are outdated rules," said one Twitter user while another described the reasons given by employers as "idiotic."
A woman who works in restaurants has tweeted that she has been repeatedly told she should not wear glasses, as this would appear "rude" and they did not fit her traditional kimono.
"If the rules only prohibit women. "Wearing glasses, this is discrimination against women," said Kanae Doi, Japanese director of Human Rights Watch, to the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Friday.
Earlier this year, there was a call for a Japanese firm's cessation More than 21,000 people signed an online petition, which was started by an actress in the # KuToo movement.
In response, a Japanese minister said that expectations for the In the recent World Economic Forum report on the gender gap, Japan ranks 110 out of 149 countries, far behind other developed countries.