We live in a world that seems out to control every single aspect of how women exist and it's exhausting.
From abortion laws that prevent women from making choices about their own bodies to jobs that demand women to wear high heels at work, we're in a global mess. And yes, you read that right. Japan requires women to wear high heels to work which is clearly a rule made up by a man who has never stepped out in a pair of heels (kitten or stiletto) in his natural-born life. A bozo, if you will. As it goes with most issues that affect women more than men, a Japanese woman created a hashtag movement and petition to ban this requirement by law.
Let's hope that Japanese legislation gets turned around.
The high heel requirement merely reflects how little respect our world has for women. It's terrible to force workers of any gender to do their jobs — whether at a desk gig or doing harder labor — in high heels. The rule reveals just how much our society still values women as eye candy as opposed to people who actually bring value to the workplace. The women of Japan deserve so much better than that.