12 Sexist Stock Photos That Prove This Imagery Needs an Overhaul
Sexism and stock image photography go together like Miley Cyrus and hot pants, but fortunately, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is changing the stock photo game. Her non-profit organization Lean In recently partnered with Getty Images to produce a gallery of images that represent women in a positive (and very non sexist) way. But before we do a happy dance over these beautiful new photos, let’s reflect on what we’re used to seeing on these sites: highly sexualized, unrealistic, and downright cheesy portrayals of women. We entered a few phrases related to "strong women" into a stock image site search tool, and this is what we found. Sigh.
by Marisa Riley