Japanese women petition against high heels at work

Japanese women petition against high heels at work

A social media campaign against dress codes and expectations that women wear high heels at work has gone viral in Japan. Nearly 20,000 women have signed an online petition demanding the government ban companies from requiring female employees to wear high heels on the job. The #KuToo campaign was started by actress and freelance writer Yumi Ishikawa.

Timothy
Timothy
Booble Plus
Booble Plus 7 months

only 20k? Well how about they talk with their employers directly? No? Passive aggressive posturing online totally works instead....

Booble Plus
Booble Plus 7 months

Ahhh it all makes sense, so freelance writer runs an op with her media buddies to garner fame and relevance over something that could be fixed with discussion with their employers.... hmm

HueHueo Suezo
HueHueo Suezo 7 months

Being required to wear high heels at work is kind of ridiculous. It's uncomfortable for most women to wear them all the time, and for some even once in a while can be very painful. It does nothing for safety or productivity, and formal flat shoes exist for women. I'm not a progressive but... this rule is honestly kinda sexist.

lildevil
lildevil 7 months

honestly I never understood dress codes just let people wear what they want. especially if in a office setting.

Hannibal
Hannibal 7 months

What is it with this dress code rebellion? It started with not having to wear formal suits but semi-formal was okay and now even in office settings people show up wearing ripped jeans and basketball jerseys. It's not oppressive for an employer to expect you to show up to a formal work setting wearing formal clothing.

R D
R D 7 months

Stop letting your muff hair look like an overgrown mullet then we can talk

Rocky LeBlanc
Rocky LeBlanc 7 months

Wait high heels are legally mandated in Japan? It's not their choice to wear them?

David James
David James 7 months

this definitely doesn't sound organic, at all. Must be a radical feminist group with hairy armpits and not very Japanese. (edit) yep, pretty much; an actress complaining about a part time job...

Jon Illum
Jon Illum 7 months

Why don’t they just stop wearing them?

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