computersarehard

I’m a graphic designer. On a regular basis, I have to search for stock photos for a project I’m working on. You may have already read that women aren’t portrayed very well in a lot of stock photos. Thankfully, there are people who are trying to fix this problem.

But what happens to all the ridiculous stock photos – that already exist – featuring women being objectified or just looking completely confused by everyday objects? Well, I find them. And I laugh or, sometimes, I feel very uncomfortable.

Today I needed a photo of a woman working on a computer. I searched for “woman computer.” Here are some of the top results I got.

1253925_stock-photo-woman-computer-addiction“Oh shit, this computer just ate my pants and then buckled my feet together! I’m so stressed out!”


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“OM NOM NOM NOM COMPOOTERZ IS YUM.”


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“IS THIS HOW I FIX DA COMPUTER?”


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“Ooh. So smooth.”


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“I have to order some furniture online so I don’t have to use my laptop on this cement floor.”


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“My boyfriend has a desk but I just have this gourd.”
“I have fancy headphones, lots of books, a cool sculpture but no furniture to sit upon.” *sad face*


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“I was stranded on this desert island but it’s cool because it’s got free Wifiiiiiiiii!”


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“I’m typing with my butt right now.”

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Jillianne Hamilton is an author, crafter, hobby addict, history enthusiast and graphic designer in Charlottetown, PEI on Canada's beautiful east coast. Her debut novel, Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, was shortlisted for the Prince Edward Island Book Award in 2016. Her fourth book, The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII, will be published in 2018.

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Pat April 17, 2014 at 1:38 am

Ahahahaha, I love it. Gourd Girl is literally using her chopping board to browse

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Hi, I'm Jill! I'm an author, a Lazy Historian, a web/graphic designer, a bookworm and a hobby addict. I live in Charlottetown on Canada's beautiful east coast. Learn more.

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