In 1972 I had the opportunity to photograph women janitors, judges or jewelry makers. Since juggling was not considered a viable career, I eliminated my friend, Anita who was making money at children's birthday parties.  I was able to locate 3 women janitors and an abundance of women earning money designing jewelry.  I could not find a female judge [my first choice] without travelling to New York City. In retrospect, I probably could have waited a decade since women nearly tripled their share of the nation's judgeships between 1970 and 1980 from 6 to 17 percent. Currently about 33 percent of state and federal court judges in the U.S. are women, slightly higher than the global average of 27 percent. Interesting but not surprising... most jewe...

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