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Sexism According To Stock Photography (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 07/31/11 07:29 PM ET   Updated: 09/30/11 06:12 AM ET

Sexism still exists, we all know that. But in today's modern world, identifying it can be fairly elusive. Given that we can't seem to agree on what feminism is anymore, divining what is and is not sexist behavior is equally complicated.

But there is one place where things still make sense: the world of stock photography. In an effort to enlighten ourselves, we searched the term "sexist" on several stock photography sites, and we came up with some fairly resolute results. First of all, almost all sexism occurs in the office. Second, coffee and ties are often unwitting accomplices to sexism. Third, there's a guy out there somewhere who has a shirt with little pigs all over it and the word "Sexy" in big letters. Watch out for him: he's clearly very sexist and dangerous.

Take a look at the following sexist archetypes we discovered in our stock photo search and let us know which ones you've seen in the wild.

Starey Gary
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Beware of dudes hanging out drinking coffee... sexist behavior thrives on caffeine.
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