Category: Women Working

this is not normal

I was going to do a regular post today, but forget it. This is not normal. Recently, the Huffington Post published 60 photographs of women around the world protesting. Here’s some inspiration for you and me, to get out there, and join these women in saying no to injustice of all kinds.

Women Working

KINSHASA, -:  A policeman kicks a woman during a demonstration with a group of the main opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) demonstrators, 30 June 2006, in Kinshasa. A major dialogue involving the political elite of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from the president down was set to open Friday to ensure a smooth run-up to the country's first democratic elections in 45 years. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL HEALING  (Photo credit should read LIONEL HEALING/AFP/Getty Images)

KINSHASA, -: A policeman kicks a woman during a demonstration with a group of the main opposition Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS) demonstrators, 30 June 2006, in Kinshasa. A major dialogue involving the political elite of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from the president down was set to open Friday to ensure a smooth run-up to the country’s first democratic elections in 45 years. AFP PHOTO / LIONEL HEALING (Photo credit should read LIONEL HEALING/AFP/Getty Images)

Anita

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women working, the airconditioning

workingmfw

This past week, was Men’s Fashion Week in New York. It’s also been unseasonably hot, the hottest week yet, this summer. I feel for the models, cocooned in their designer wrappings.  

These women working are carrying fans to one of the week’s venues. Funny, ironic, predictable? All three I think. Denton said it best.

“Today I was shooting at Men’s Fashion Week, which apparently doesn’t mean that men do all the work. In fact it looks as if when the men can’t fix the AC, the women get to bring the fans.”

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women working, take your seat

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The Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic takes place in early summer. Although New Yorkers would like to think of it as a quintessentially New York event, it takes place in Liberty Park, New Jersey. It’s about champagne, polo, charity, celebrities, and as one might expect given all that, fashion. 

Even if you don’t like champagne and couldn’t care less about polo, the view alone is a reason to attend the event.

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women working, the ballerina mime

ballerina

It was a hot and humid day, when I walked past the ballerina mime in Central Park. I had seen other people doing this kind of mime work, but never the ballerina. I’ve speculated about the grueling aspects of this job versus what might be considered the “perks.” 

You don’t have to move, you get to be outside, you can meditate while posing, and the makeup and costume afford you some anonymity.

For some, however, all of these things would bring absolute misery. I’ve always found it fascinating that one person will shudder at the thought of being a cop, while another might honestly think it’s an interesting job. One individual’s heaven is the courtroom and still another’s the emergency room. 

If you run into the ballerina mime, “please show respect…”

Anita