12 Sexist Stock Photos That Prove This Imagery Needs an Overhaul

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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.

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