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No putting on make-up on trains, says rail company






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A video in Japan has angered women. The Tokyu rail company wants women to stop putting on make-up on trains. Its video says: "Women are ugly to see, at times….Please [stop] putting on make-up on the train." The video is to teach passengers about good manners. Tokyu says it will continue to show the video.

Many women say the video is sexist. One woman said make-up is not dirty or smelly. She said: "A train company [cannot] tell me whether I look beautiful or ugly". Another woman said Tokyu should target people with body odor. Women putting on make-up was number eight on a list of things that train passengers don't like.

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