In Italy as in Europe as a whole, there is a significant gender gap in terms of opportunities and participation in the labour market. My research is an exploration of the stories of women who have chosen traditionaly “male” occupations. This project was not born from the intent to start a feminist polemic, but from an almost antropological reflection on the role of women in the contemporary working world. Working girls becomes a portrait of society today, seen and told from a female perspective. Some of these professions remain strongly masculine, others are no longer so, and still others are simply special and are considered male by some and ambivalent by others. This analysis then leads to a discussion about where male starts and female ends, but also and especially regarding the assumptions underlying these ideas.

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