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July 23, 2016
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11 union electrician Hannah Cooper, 28, (R) pose...
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES
The Wider Image: Women workers on the Clinton campaign
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11 union electrician Hannah Cooper, 28, (R) pose for a portrait with her mother Kelly Cooper, who was the first woman to join IBEW Local 11 in 1975, in Los Angeles, California, United States, June 22, 2016. Only 2.4 percent of U.S. electricians were women in 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Hannah said: "Growing up in my society I was constantly aware or told, whether it was straight out or implied, what women canÕt do, and what a womanÕs place is, and how a woman should behave, and what a woman is capable of, whether itÕs intellectually or physically... I feel like [a woman president] would chip away at that in the psyche of the next generation." Kelly said: "You have to have thick skin to be anyone in the trade, to be a woman in the trade you have to have a particularly thick skin... I think that one of the reasons we donÕt have enough women in the trade is because there just arenÕt enough women role models and having a woman president would be exciting. It should be normal that a woman can be leader of the country." Picture taken June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson SEARCH "WOMEN WORKERS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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