Russia, from Jan. 1, shortened the list of jobs it bars women from holding because of their physical demands or hazardous nature, allowing them to become metro drivers, train conductors and lorry drivers.
Instead of fighting, we could finally just take this job after passing our exams.”The battle for Russian women to have access to professions deemed too demanding or hazardous by the state began long before Dorofeyeva’s time.
It eventually reached the Constitutional Court in 2012, but women remained barred from operating metro trains.
“But of course I didn’t think it would take 10 years.”Klevets has been pleased to see her legal battle stir debate, even though scores of professions, including some that require exposure to explosives and chemicals, remain out of reach for Russian women.
“Everything should be available” to women, Klevets said.
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