Supporters of the petition are now taking the issue on social media and are tweeting #KuToo, which is similar with #MeeToo, a sexual abuse movement.
Women in Japan are fighting back against workplaces that ban female employees from wearing glasses to work, using a hashtag which translates from Japanese to "glasses are forbidden" online, reports BBC.
Certain retail chains said glasses give women a "cold impression" but women are protesting the new rules.
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Professor Nemoto added, "It's not about how women do their work".
"It's not about how women do their work".
The latest outcry came after a campaign earlier this year that demanded Japanese companies stop forcing their female staff to wear high heels to work.
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"The emphasis on appearance is often on young women and wanting them to look feminine", Banri Yanagi, a 40-year-old sales associate at a life insurer in Tokyo, said in an interview. Strong social media attention.
The phrase plays on the Japanese words for shoes "kutsu" and pain "kutsuu".
"Don't tell us what to wear", Japanese women frustrated by the strict workplace dress codes took to Twitter to voice their displeasure. "That's the message that these policies are sending, at least".More news: Turkish forces, Syrian rebels launch offensive in northern Syria