Stopcocks Women Plumbers Changing the Image of the Plumbing Industry
Over the past decades, women have been gaining and enjoying equality with their male counterparts. When back in the day women were sheltered and only seen as housewives, mothers, cooks and the like, nowadays women are enjoying and maybe even excelling in the same roles that were thought to be exclusive for men.
One of those testosterone-filled roles that women are now taking up is plumbing. If you’re someone who thinks that plumbing is something only those of the “stronger” sex can do then you better think again. ”Anyone who can give birth is stronger than they look,” says Hattie Hasan, a plumber of 20 years.
West Yorkshire-based Hasan established the delightfully named Stopcocks Women Plumbers in 1990 after finding that full-time employment in such a male-dominated field was surprisingly tricky. “In those days women in the manual trades were a rare sight,” she says. “Women plumbers were even rarer.” As the only woman in her own college it was a milestone for Hasan and the college to have a woman qualify as a plumber with distinctions.
Stopcocks Women Plumbers was one of the first of its kind in the UK. Since then, it has stayed focused on it’s aim in helping women stay in the plumbing industry and evolved into a national brand that has changed the people’s way of thinking.
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