Thursday, 20 November 2014

Gendertypes - the pilot and the air steward

The airline pilot


In any industry it’s always women who do the important, skilled jobs. Take an airline: the design, construction and flying of these great aeroplanes, along with running the companies, is women’s work.

The air steward


The male role in an airline is to provide “glamour”. The airline steward is decorative, nurturing and of course worse paid than the women doing the important jobs.

(One commenter’s been asking for these for years: well, here you are!)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Melancholy young man


A wistful youth at the window.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Victorian couple, c.1848


It is the norm that the strong-minded female, in her cravat and jacket, is the dominant sex, and the timid male, in his skirts and sausage curls, looks to her for leadership.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The stroll


Hand in hand, a young couple walks in a meadow.