[Asiana Airline’s] guidelines on appearance and uniform even regulate the number of bobby pins they can use, which color eye makeup to use and even the color of their stockings. Since glasses are not allowed to be worn inside the cabin, they have to wear contact lenses in that dry environment. The right to wear short hairstyles was one they fought for and achieved through a strike few years ago. It is a clear indication how the company views their female labor force and its desire to control and utilize it.
This International Women’s Day, female flight attendants of Asiana Airlines
, one of the South Korea’s major airlines, held a press conference campaigning for the right to wear trousers to work, amongst other demands.