Thursday, April 22, 2010

Prada Japan accused of sexist workplace discrimination

Bruce Watson of Daily Finance has an intriguing story of gender , marital status and age discrimination in the workplace in Japan in the fashion industry, specifically at Prada Japan (remember the film with meryl Streep?) The story link is here.

Apparently a female executive there was told that women over 30 without husbands and children were “disgusting” and was told to lose weight.

It’s hard to say if this fits the international fashion industry as a whole (“The September Issue”) and how it fits in with Japan’s paternalistic, gender-related workplace culture.

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