Photo of a Japanese male employee and female employee working in office, discussing plans. Royalty free photo
A Tumblr post [ja] illustrating double standards in attitudes towards women in corporate Japan has been widely shared on social media among users:
If a boss asks him for lunch, they say he is getting promoted soon.
If a boss asks her for lunch, they say she is a lover.
If he talks with his colleagues, they ask what he is discussing.
If she talks with her colleagues, they say she's chatting again.
If he decides marry, they say to him “now you can settle down to work”.
If she decides marry, they say to her “when will you resign?”
If he has overseas business trip, they will say to him, “it'll be a good experience, go for it”.
If she has overseas business trip, they will say to her, “are you leaving her family at home?”
If he resigns, they say, “he found a better job”.
If she resigns, they say, “here it goes again, women…”
The Tumblr post seems to be quoting a website [ja] that collects jokes around the world, but when and who made this joke remains unknown.