by Crystal Tai

Yumi Ishikawa had been standing for hours in the black high heels she was required to wear for her work as an attendant at a funeral home in Tokyo. The pain surging through her back, legs and feet was excruciating, as she looked enviously at her male colleagues strolling about in flat, black brogues. “If women were allowed to wear shoes like that, our jobs would be less uncomfortable,” she thought to herself. And so she tweeted this thought…

Reblogged from the South China Morning Post