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Do you like sushi? Cause I do. Unfortunately, sushi making is a very male dominated field. So much, that some sushi restaurants even refuse to hire female sushi chefs! Ever watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi? That place is one of many sushi restaurants to refuse jobs to women! Jiro Ono's son claims that women are not suited to be sushi chefs, because during their periods their tastebuds become unfit for sushi making. Some people also claim that women's hands are too warm. 
Thankfully, there's a restaurant in Tokyo City owned by Yuki Chizui, a young women who wants to encourage women the become sushi masters. It is the first and only sushi restaurant in Japan that is employed and owned entirely by women!! 
Here's a link to a short video about Yuki Chizui's restaurant: m.youtube.com/watch?v=PAQEOYYhp78
What's your favorite type of sushi? Do you think these restaurants are being sexist? What do you think of Yuki Chizui's restaurant?

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  • I had to click on this because: IT'S CALLED 'FIGHTING SEXISM WITH SUSHI'.
    I didn't know that sushi is a male-dominated field. Also, "during their periods their tastebuds become unfit for sushi making"?? It's ridiculous the lengths certain people will go to keep other kinds of people out.
    Yuki Chizui's restaurant sounds awesome, and like Acasia said, I hope she inspires many.
    • Yes!!! Me too
  • I LOVE SUSHI!!!!! I think it's great that there is a sushi place like Yuki Chizui's place because women should be aloud to be a part of the sushi making world! I hope that young woman who started it inspires many.
    • Absolutely!!! :)
  • I wanted to try it once, but it had the crab I didn't like, so I didn't eat it.
  • i have never had sushi before and had no idea
  • Wow! I had no idea they don't hire women as sushi chefs sometimes. I have heard of that sushi documentary, but I never watched much of it, as it was in Japanese. I think people who think women can't be sushi masters are defiantly being sexist, and their reasons are ridiculous. Also, I like sushi.
    • Ikr?? I was really shocked when I found out.
  • sushi has never been so deep.
    • Hah, ikr? XD
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