It’s International Womens Day, so, as a woman working in a male-dominated industry, I thought it worthy of a post. I certainly commend and celebrate the achievements of women around the world, but I like to think that my successes are great regardless of gender. As an archaeologist, I never want to pull the girl card and am always for equality, but there are some (few) things that I am just not physically capable of doing. I tried once to keep up with an rugby-playing muscle-y male of an archaeologist and it was TOUGH. I actually couldn’t do it… but I didn’t go down without a fight! I’d like to say that I’m good with a shovel, and some people say I’m a machine, but I only got that way because I’m trying to be the best that I can be. Nothing like a little healthy competition to make us all better people, right?
So to all those women struggling in a man’s world, or rather, in a male-dominated industry… Pffft! Just keep working hard and you will get the respect you deserve.
P.S. Check out “Grave-y Boat 2” recovered from the site of Argyle 2, during our work in St. Vincent.