Fast Company Sees Women as Seamstresses

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for we can do itThis comes under the heading of: “I couldn’t have said it better.” From Fast Company‘s November letters-to-the-editor page:

“I was glad to see statistics about women in the workforce included in the September issue. However, the graphic accompanying the article had inappropriate icons from what seems to be another decade. The image shows a woman at a sewing machine with the label ‘Women’s share of the labor force.’ Attitudes about stereotypical gender roles are part of workplace discrimination and contribute to women’s likelihood to be hired less, promoted less, and paid less than men. I hope the visuals in future articles will be in concert with the times and with what I suspect is Fast Company’s attitude toward working women.”

Thank you, Chloe Reynolds!


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