Facebook COO wants to bring equality to stock photos
Don’t worry, you’ll never have to laugh alone with salad again.
That’s because Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.org decided to tackle the important issues by debuting a whole new line of stock photos through Getty Images that shows real women doing real things, instead of multi-armed, multitasking octopus women eating yogurt or smiling at scales.
Here is a chronology of your perfect life through the Lean In photos, compared to the yoga-doing, salad-laughing nightmare that would be a life in stock photos. Choose your own adventure.
1) Eating Salad
You eat real food with your friends, like cheese and wine, and you can stop trying to force that single cherry tomato into your frozen smile.
You’re great at multitasking, but you do it at your normal-looking desk and you don’t type anything with your toes.
3) Leading a Meeting:
You’re able to lead meetings without writing random stuff on glass like in The Social Network.
4) Eating and Working:
Sometimes you’re busy so you need a snack, but that doesn’t mean you grow extra arms.
5) Jobs That Aren’t At An Office
Your friends are also regular people who work in regular jobs, not hammer-toting supermodels.
You have lifted weights, but you have never grinned at a scale, or crouched on one.
You know this lady who runs your favorite salon, but you don’t know this faceless pair of lips.
8) You’re Pregnant!
You probably still exercise even if you’re pregnant, and you can finally stop trying to be happy about that scale. Enough with the scale.
9) Work and Kids:
Your kid is totally fine when you drop him off at the bus before you go to work, not like this other brat.
Your hot husband sometimes takes your kid to the flower store, and it causes zero friction.
Thank God I can stop waiting for my octopus arms to sprout.