What’s Current: Japan Airlines ditches mandatory high heels and skirts for women in big win for #KuToo movement

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  • Female flight attendants working for Japan Airlines are no longer required to wear high heels and skirts, a victory for Japan’s #KuToo campaign against mandatory dress codes for women. Japan Airlines is the first major Japanese company to relax its regulations on women’s appearances. 
  • According to a Reuters poll, men are taking coronavirus less seriously than women, who are more likely to take personal proactive measures and support efforts to combat the virus.
  • Mexican authorities urge men to take on more household responsibilities during the coronavirus pandemic, reminding people that women take on nearly three times more housework and family care than men.
  • A Salt Lake City lesbian says she was raped by her friend’s husband, who claimed he was trying “to fix the gay.” City authorities are currently determining whether the alleged assault is a hate crime.
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.