Everything about this “Beautiful Woman Soldering” stock photo Is wrong

Over at MAKE, Mike Senese comments on this stock photo of a “Beautiful Woman Soldering.” It's an unintentional "how many things are wrong in this picture?" puzzle.

Rather than holding the iron by its insulated handle, this woman is grabbing onto the heated element, which if turned on, would be at a bit over 600ºF. As much as any of us have wanted to choke up on our irons for more precise control, you would be dealing with nasty burns for quite some time if you were to grip your iron like this.

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But the biggest irker of all is the photo’s title: “Beautiful woman repair soldering a printed circuit board.” I understand how marketing works, but I still lament that we continue to point out the physical attributes of a person doing an activity.

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