Hey, New York Times, Women Wear Hard Hats, Too!

Hey, New York Times, Women Wear Hard Hats, Too!

Women wear hardhats, too!
Ironworkers

In a tribute to the hard hat, which was invented 100 years ago, The New York Times curiously equates the safety gear with masculinity. But women wear hard hats, too, and always have.

The Times article leads off with: “The hard hat was designed 100 years ago as protective gear for miners and other laborers, but it has grown to become a symbol of status and masculinity.”

We know better, though, and present to you many photos through the years of strong union women wearing this iconic headgear. 

Women wearing hardhats
AFL-CIO

Women wearing hardhats
AFL-CIO

Women wearing hardhats
AFL-CIO

Women wearing hardhats
AFL-CIO

Women wearing hardhats
AFL-CIO

Women wearing hardhats
NABTU

Women wearing hardhats
NABTU

Women wearing hardhats
Ironworkers

Women wearing hardhats
NABTU

Women wearing hardhats
NABTU

Women wearing hardhats
NABTU

Women wearing hardhats
Ironworkers

Women wearing hardhats
Ironworkers

Kenneth Quinnell
Thu, 10/03/2019 – 09:28

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Updated: October 15, 2019 — 8:26 pm