Sexism in Stock Photos? - Why it Matters

Originally,  I started doing research for this post, and I was planning to write something like "10 science backed reasons that women should have careers..." (Maybe I'll write that one later)

But THEN, I went to find an image to use, and was enraged by the stock photos presented to me when I typed in "Working Women" in the platform.

These are the options they gave me:

 T his is a real screenshot of some of the options presented to me!

This is a real screenshot of some of the options presented to me!

What Sticks Out?

While granted, there are a few decent images, let's take a look at the rest. Working women are...

  • Primarily White
  • Dog Walkers
  • Cosmetologists
  • Interior Decorators

God forbid they come in all shapes, sizes, careers, and ethnicities? God forbid we paint what a real working woman looks like.

If sexism is real even in the realm of stock photos... we have a lot of work to do.

Who's with me in driving a change?