10 Images That Prove Stock Photographers Have No Idea What A Working Mother Is
Searching through stock photography for an image that fits a particular story is one of the things I love most about this job — mainly because stock photography is ridiculous. I understand the concept of stock photography — you are trying to get across broad themes with the use of props and such. But the images that pop up when you do certain searches are truly mind boggling.
Case in point: working mothers.
Searching for working mothers in a stock photography database will blow your mind. It’s as if no stock photographer has any idea that a working mother can’t actually bring her baby to the office with her. It’s hilarious. I guess a plain old photo of a woman in an office would never suffice — how ever would we realize that she has used her womb to make babies?
1. A working mom must have all of these things.
Coffee? Check. iPhone? Check. Pen? Check. Cappuccino? Check. Computer? Check. Nurturing smile? Check. Baby? Check.
2. Mom is so confused.
I care for this stack of reports the same way I care for a baby, right? Does my day planner need a bottle?
3. Mom brings kid to work.
Here I am. At work. With my kid! Ready to work with my kid in my hands. Like all working mothers, I bring my child to work.
4. Hey, stop bringing your kid to work.
Just because you’re in a suit and work in an office and have a uterus, doesn’t mean you can bring your kid to work. I’m pointing at you sternly because I disapprove.
5. My kids are at work with me again.
Who the fuck let these kids follow me to work?