Sexism in Japanese workplaces has taken another turn following reports that several employers have told women not to wear glasses at work – a ban not equally applied to men. Photo: Alamy

Glasses ban for women in Japan by some firms sparks a fightback - ‘If it is a problem it should be banned for men and women,’ activist says

  • A number of women in Japan who wear glasses to work have been told not to by their employers, according to recent reports
  • Social media backlash has seen the hashtag ‘glasses are forbidden’ trending since last week
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Sexism in Japanese workplaces has taken another turn following reports that several employers have told women not to wear glasses at work – a ban not equally applied to men. Photo: Alamy
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