Is this what the White House thinks women wear to work?


She The People is constantly on the look out for how women are represented, so we couldn’t help but notice the White House’s depiction of two working women in an e-mail message they sent out Tuesday, announcing President Obama’s new executive actions on equal pay. Aren’t those super high heels exactly what working women wear to work?  “Mad Men” comes to mind. Or maybe these women are at some sort of cocktail party, because that’s exactly where women head after the working day is done.

The image speaks to why earlier this year, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, thought it was a good idea to have her non-profit organization, LeanIn.org, team up with Getty Images to diversify its stock photo collection of working women. The collection includes a more diverse and empowering assortment of images of women in not only dresses, but pantsuits, hard hats and lab coats.

Nia-Malika Henderson is a political reporter for The Fix.

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