Myanmar might have seen a huge political shift towards democracy recently, but traditional gender roles are still a few years behind. Women still do a lot of the menial work; one scene I’ll never forget was a group of middle-aged women, dressed in traditional longyi and blouses, breaking rocks on the edge of a highway whilst the men sat in the field behind them smoking and shouting instructions.
So here’s a photographic collection of the ladies of Burma working nine to five, so to speak.
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