The difference between these photos is unsettling but really, not shocking.
Despite efforts being made to equalize the workplace for both men and women, the world of politics largely remains a male-dominated environment. To highlight this disparity, the ELLE UK magazine removed all the men in the pictures of politicians, leaving the meeting rooms and assemblies looking a bit deserted.
“The story of how women in positions of strength continually support and empower each other is consistently ignored while the myth that we pit ourselves against each other perpetuates,” reads the #MoreWomen campaign page on Elle. “We want to change this narrative in our feminism issue and create a more positive conversation – to reflect the power of women, and to support and grow each other as we push for global equality.”
The video below is part of Elle’s greater #MoreWomen campaign, and was produced by Alex Holder and Alyssa Boni from RSA films. Watch the video above and scroll through the photos to truly grasp the issue.
This article (Something Disturbing Is Realized When Men Are Removed From These Photos…) was originally created and published by True Activist and is re-posted here with permission.
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