Skymark flight attendant mini dresses raise hemlines, eyebrows

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    Low-cost carrier Skymark Airlines is set to debut three new routes in May, but even before its first new Airbus 330 jetliner takes flight, the short hemlines on the new flight attendant uniforms have everyone's attention.

    The uniform has been condemned by a flight attendant's union as "not only hampering cabin service, but also troubling from the perspective of sexual harassment."

    A short mini dress design, the hemlines of the new uniform stop about 15 centimeters above the knee, short enough to expose their upper thighs when attendants reach for overhead compartments.
    The Japan Federation of Cabin Attendants has asked the transport ministry and labor ministry to intervene, saying that it is displeased by what it calls Skymark's "objectification" of women and neglect of safety.

    Naoko Kuga of the NLI Research Institute, who specializes in consumer activities, disagrees.
    "The short skirt campaign did grab a lot of attention," Kuda said. "(But) short skirts do not necessarily equal sexual harassment."

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