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High heels in Japan. #KuToo

In Japan, where I am, there are still companies with dress codes that require women to wear high heels.

This has, rightfully, become a point of contention here lately, with Japanese women starting a movement to get rid of these codes.

The hashtag used to power this drive for freedom from the compulsory heel is #KuToo, a play on #MeToo.

The ‘ku’ part comes from ‘kutsu’ (靴), which is Japanese for shoe(s). One Japanese word for pain, ‘kutsuu’ (苦痛) is similar to ‘kutsu’, and pronounced similarly to #KuToo.

The movement was launched in January this year, when Yumi Ishikawa tweeted her frustration at being made to wear heels at the funeral parlour that employs her.

Follow @ishikawa_yumi for tweets about the movement. They’re in Japanese, but you can hit that ‘translate’ button!
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1/8 My favorite #quote by #JosephStalin, which explains the scientific, #DialecticalMaterialist explanation of true freedom in material reality, not just as an abstract ideal. #StalinIsBack #StalinLives #JVStalin #Stalin #StalinQuote #StalinQuotes #Truth #MELS #MarxismLeninism
2/8 Having an #objective, #rational, #ScientificSocialist, #Dialectical, & #Materialist viewpoint allows us to accurately see & evaluate & analyze #Truth & #Reality as they truly materially exist in this universe.
3/8 An idealistic, dogmatic viewpoint, which capitalists have, however, makes one irrational enough to 'see' freedom where freedom stays trapped on a piece of paper while people are oppressed in their actual lived lives.
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