“More than 19,000 people in Japan have signed a petition to ban office dress codes which force women to wear high heels to work.
Tokyo artist, writer and feminist Yumi Ishikawa launched the petition after her tweets about being forced to wear heels at work gained over 67,000 likes and almost 30,000 retweets.
“I’m hoping to get rid of the custom that someday women have to wear heels and pumps at work,” she wrote on the social network.
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For years, many companies in Japan have required women to wear high heels to the office.
In her tweets, Ishikawa coined the hashtag #KuToo, which is both a play on two Japanese words — “kutsu,” meaning shoes, and “kutsuu,” meaning pain — and a pun on the #MeToo hashtag, which represents an international movement against sexual harassment.
#KuToo has since been used by women to talk about their experiences on social media.”
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