Women are fighting back! Well, admit it, there is nothing unusual about such a statement, women have been fighting back against one form of inequality or another, against sexism, against being allocated and forced into a role with precious little by way of recognition or thanks for centuries. Now, it would appear, the latest method of fighting back is to be photographed in your underwear, to show that women are just as good as men in the tech industry. Which seems to be surprising, at least to me, since underwear, lingerie, that sexy black number, has always been a female thing and there are few men who would consider themselves to have a lead in the ratings for sexy underwear photographs.
Not that the clothing on display is overwhelmingly sexy, more utility. We don’t get to see a range of naughty lingerie on paper-thin models, but normal underwear on ordinary women who happen to have made it in the Tech industry. Happen being a word for those who have worked hard, overcome many obstacles, and proven that they are capable of doing a job many consider reserved for male geeks.
Some people like to show themselves off in their underwear, some through a computer logo – which would fit far better in the highly competitive tech world – and others through individuality. I’m not sure, though, that having such a sticker on a laptop would necessarily be the sort of message a company might want to send out, especially one involved in sales. Perhaps it will disappear after a while. If so, well, you saw it here first…
Love & Kisses, Viki.