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The Continuing Crisis | Bright Idea

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Dec. 18, 2019

The Continuing Crisis |  Bright Idea

Female employees in Japan who wear eyeglasses are seeing red after some companies there have reportedly banned eyewear for their women workers, according to the BBC.

While some retailers have said women in glasses give a "cold impression," the hashtag #glassesareforbidden has been trending, and Kumiko Nemoto, professor of sociology at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, spoke out against the "outdated" policies: "It's all about gender.

It's pretty discriminatory. ... The company values the women's appearance as being feminine and that's the opposite to someone who wears glasses."

Japanese women have also rebelled against policies that require them to wear high heels.

Subhash Yadav, 42, of Jaunpur, India, visited a market to eat eggs with a friend, News18 reported on Nov. 4, but the two fell into an argument.

To settle the dispute, police said, Yadav accepted a challenge to eat 50 eggs in exchange for 2,000 rupees.

He ate 41 eggs, but just as he began to eat the 42nd, he collapsed, unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital but died a few hours later. ft and misdemeanor unlawful transfer of stolen property. [KTHV, 11/13/2019]