Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit organization, LeanIn.org, has partnered with Getty Images to “to create a line of stock photos that depict mature, professional businesswomen, rather than ones who appear dumb, subservient, sexualized, or sometimes all three at once.”
“One recent study found that only 3% of creative directors are women. In journalism, men continue to fill the majority of top editor roles — and this likely extends to photo editor roles as well. We’ve all seen Mad Men. This isn’t the 1950s, but the advertising industry is not exactly a model for gender equality. None of this is to say that men can’t accurately depict women in visual imagery, but if we’ve learned anything from the research, it’s that gender equality in every industry leads to better and more representative outcomes.”
"The new library of photos shows professional women as surgeons, painters, bakers, soldiers and hunters. There are girls riding skateboards, women lifting weights and fathers changing babies’ diapers.”
We’d like to see more of this.
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Maybe it’s because I’m opinionated and I don’t care about fighting with my friends - or if random people think I’m a bitch - but it makes me lose an incredible amount of respect for people who can’t ever dig their heels into an issue and say “that’s fucked up”. If you don’t have a core value system that you stand by or you don’t have a value system that you actively defend - are you even a person? Do you even exist? And why?