Thursday, April 02, 2009

First Guys

Men who are the husbands of G-20 leaders somehow don't feel obligated to pose for those lovely spouse photographs.


chingona said...

Check this out ... ultra-Orthodox newspapers in Israel digitally erase women ministers from a photo of the incoming government.

David Schraub said...

That is ... rather unbelievable. Wow.

chingona said...

A few months back, I was wandering around some strange corners of the Internet - the kind of thing where link leads to link leads to link and the next thing you know, you're in a part of the forest you never even knew existed - and I came across some blog post that claimed some ultra-Orthodox women in New York had adopted the abaya, just to not be outdone in the modesty department. (The blog post claimed the men were upset with this development.) It seemed rather urban-legend-ish to me, but this makes it seem less far-fetched.

I wonder if the necklines were higher and their hair covered, would they have run the photo as is? Or was it just a matter of being female in public?

And one more thing ... from a journalistic perspective ... how can you substitute men who aren't in the government for women who are and claim you are running a photograph of the incoming government?