Hashtag Of The Day: #KuToo - Japanese Women Fight For The Right Not To Wear Heels In The Office

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Hashtag Of The Day: #KuToo - Japanese Women Fight For The Right Not To Wear Heels In The Office
Hashtag Of The Day: #KuToo - Japanese Women Fight For The Right Not To Wear Heels In The Office
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EVERY DAY ON THE INTERNET SOMETHING HAPPENS: someone releases clips, someone launches hashtags, and someone says smart (or not so) things - and we focus on the most important or just curious.

#KuToo

Japanese model and actress Yumi Ishikawa earlier this year complained on Twitter about the demand of Japanese employers for company employees who are obliged to wear high-heeled shoes to the office. In fact, a discriminatory dress code not only restricts women from choosing comfortable shoes, but also affects their health.

After the call received more than a thousand comments and reposts, she created the hashtag #KuToo, which refers to two Japanese words - "kutsu" ("shoes") and "kutsu:" ("torment") - and in an understandable way echoes the movement # MeToo. The Japanese women who supported the initiative began to post photos with calluses and bruises on their legs, which appeared due to constant work in uncomfortable shoes.

As a result, Ishikawa created a petition against the dress code in the office in the hope that it would help the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare pay attention to the problem and make working conditions for women in the country fairer. Now almost seventeen thousand people have signed up to her project.

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