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Japan glasses ban for women at work sparks a backlash.

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Japan glasses ban for women at work sparks a backlash.

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They included safety reasons for airline workers, or being unable to see make-up properly for women working in the beauty sector.

Lol, yes because when you need glasses and work in the beauty sector it is so much easier to see when you are forced to remove them...

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1.1k points · 13 days ago

And so much safer for airline workers to not be able to see where they are going

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They included safety reasons for airline workers

But somehow still safe for men to wear glasses in this industry.

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I think that line was more inclined to defending the women wearing glasses, not the other way around. Yeah, it was a poorly written article overall.

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Add-on from someone who works for an airline: was legitimately told in all seriousness by the airline that being required to wear makeup was a safety issue. To paraphrase, “If the captain calls with worrying information about an emergency, then the blush and lipstick will keep you looking normal and calm if the blood runs out of your face, and eye makeup will draw the passengers’ attention to your eyes!” Whereupon I asked why men were expressly forbidden from wearing makeup in the same line of work, if it’s such an important safety issue, and the manager immediately changed the subject. The double standards are absurd in some industries.

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2.6k points · 13 days ago

wow, anime lying to me again

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1.2k points · 12 days ago

Wait japan is not a perfect society with anime everything

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I've started to see anime creators as the progressive liberals of their fairly conservative society, kind of like how hollywood tends to take progressive stances on stuff (not always, but you know what i mean). they project the world as they want it to be in the hopes of inspiring others, not projecting it exactly as it is.

i would say they are successful to that end. i've found pretty great inspiration in anime (in the better series at least). it makes you consider that the world could be better with the right amount of effort

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According to anime all these glasses wearing women are also very clumsy and that's just bad for business.

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Maybe the glasses were distracting. Every time they move their head slightly, a bright reflection covers the lenses.

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12.8k points · 13 days ago

Someone has a very specific fetish of women not being able to see and is trying to live it in real life.

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Velma from Scooby-Doo: I can’t see anything without my glasses!

Japanese guys: HHHHNNNNNNGGGGG!!

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Alternately, someone got their balls stepped on by a sexy librarian in his formative years, and now women with glasses make him simultaneously intimidated and aroused. It's all terribly distracting.

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No love for the megane character trope I guess

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