As you surf the internet, you can’t help but stumble upon stock photography. One too many times we’ve seen females as secretaries, nurses and yoga instructors, and men dominating the more powerful professions. People deliberately choose specific images of males and females that best embody their respective roles in the workforce. If you pay close attention, you will realize that even stock photography tends to be sexist through the portrayal of outdated stereotypes.
Three billion people all over the world are expected to cheer for the Summer Olympics this year. For 19 days, more than 10,000 athletes will compete in 42 sports in Rio de Janeiro, no doubt setting several new world records.
We’ve gotten quite used to the enormous scope of the Olympics, and we expect no less than a tremendous opening ceremony and intense competition between world-class athletes. However, the games weren’t always a global event of such significance.