Women working as truck drivers, builders, surgeons, captains, or mathematicians. What emotions does this evoke? Some sneer thinking these are not really female professions, others cheer rejoicing at modern women’s success.

A female musician playing in an orchestra or in a pop-group would hardly evoke a surprise. Yet a woman who organized a death-metal or a hardcore group, would immediately take the spotlight.

Why, instead of feeling happy for the people who do their thing, do we often judge them guided by embedded prejudices? Or perhaps, there may be some truth to the critique of traditionalists, when it comes to heavy tools and instruments?

One way or the other, the discussion about the boundaries of normality must go on, and one should always feel joyous when people undermine conventions through hard work.

Никита Петров / Nikita Petrov