Interesting story from the NY Times regarding how outdated “stock photos” are of working women. (In the way of background, stock photos are those images websites, blogs, etc. choose from when they run a story on a particular topic).
Apparently, most current stock photos of businesswomen and working mothers are pretty one-dimensional and unrealistically glossy. The article and its accompanying slide show with examples of the newer, updated photos (example on right)–which include more images of men spending time with their families as well–provide an interesting take on our conversation about schemas, images, and social categories like race and gender (and give a bit of a preview for our discussion next week on issues related to stereotyping in Chapter 13).