Ten Jobs Women in Russia Cannot Work At


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You might not have known, but there are professions in Russia that women are forbidden to take by law. Like, there is a law that says “some professions are too dangerous for women to take on, so this is the list of those positions where the female is forbidden to be employed.” And this list takes in over 350 positions, which is pretty impressive. I am not sure if any feminist organizations have ever tried to argue this or if they fully realize that those positions are not very much wanted by any woman. However, besides really dangerous occupations, this list features some that you might be amazed at, like “Why don’t they allow a woman to be a bus driver?” Some of them are ridiculous, some are reasonable. Well, I am getting a bit ahead of myself here, let’s see a list of ten strange positions prohibited for women to join by law in Russia:

As you may have already guessed from the top photo, the first position in our no-no for a woman list is a carpenter. Yes, in Russia women are prohibited by law to become carpenters. How cruel is that??  But what else? Here:

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Yes, a fisherMAN. Now women can be fishermen in Russia. No, of course they can go fish by themselves, but if they want to join a team of professionals who use the fishing nets and stuff – they can’t. Forbidden. So maybe this is how fishnets appeared? Ok, some more weird bans ahead.

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In Russia women are prohibited from becoming train drivers. No matter if it is a huge diesel train or a top notch new Japanese electric train. No is no. And women even can’t be the assistant of a train driver. TOO DANGEROUS.

What else? Here are some more:


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A bus driver. Yes, women in Russia are forbidden by law to become bus drivers! How fun is that? The law specifically states “on the buses carrying more than 14 passengers”. However, in cities they still hire women because this ban is concerning the buses going long distances, like from one city to another. So if you do travel around Russia on a bus don’t expect to find a future wife driving it.

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Do you want more? We’ve got more strange professions women are banned from in Russia. For example the law states that no women can become senior sailors – like staff sergeants, petty officers, etc. Also they can’t be just sailors or sea captains. Sorry, no.

What else? Here are a few more:

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No women are allowed to become a porter carrying your luggage (in airports). So if you arrived and see a pretty woman carrying your luggage you should report it. It’s against the law!

A couple more:

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Bulldozer driver. No.No.No. No women are allowed to drive a bulldozer in our country. Never! Also tractors, TRUCKS and… snowmobiles. So no women truckers, no women farming tractor drivers. Those cool jobs are reserved for Russian men. Not even once!

We have some more:

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Lumberjacks. No women ever. Men only. Done with this, what’s next?


Screen Shot 2014-10-03 at 11.23.26 AMHaha, this one is cool. Women cannot legally become professional divers. No commercial diving, no and no. Yes, women can dive recreationally but they can’t work as a diver in Russia.

We have one more and I think this one is fair:

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This one is a butcher. Not the butcher in the market but the one who actually kills the animal. I doubt there are many women willing to become a butcher anyway, and that’s good. Someone should stay sane and non cruel in the local area.

And that is it. Spread the word if you liked the list. And what are your thoughts on this?



29 thoughts on “Ten Jobs Women in Russia Cannot Work At”

  1. Some of these are very stupid, but I do believe that women should be encouraged not to do dangerous jobs or construction type jobs. First of all, women just aren’t as strong as men are, that is just a fact. They might hold up the job. Second, in a country that is trying to promote to the population to have more children, to raise the birthrate of Russians, the last thing a Mother of three needs to be doing is working a job that can be very hazardous to your health and well-being (I’ve heard that safety standards aren’t that high in Russia, and that there are a lot of workplace deaths and accidents, not nearly as many as in China, but far, far more workplace injuries/deaths than Western Europe or the States.

    My own personal opinion of the matter is this: Men should be raised to be a proud worker and want to provide for his family. Women should be raised to not want to work (at least during child bearing age), but to want to be fruitful and have children, and make a happy home for the Father and for the children. And for the Government to have this be possible, let’s make usury illegal, like in NS Germany, throw all the people that have made millions and billions of dollars for charging interest on paper money that is worth nothing, and then start over with a system that will allow just the male to work, and still bring home enough money for a home, a car, food, and all the things a happy family needs.

  2. Once Russian women figure out that they’re breeding stock for the old order ideology, they will want to tear down that wall too.

  3. all your comments are stupid, i reckon if any women want to do a particular job then so be it, they can do a better job then us in certain places. i would get rid of all laws that prevent women from working in that position, if they know what they getting themselves into then let them do it,
    but none of this feminist shit, women can be treated equally but they the women cannot start dictating what they want and dont want.

  4. “Women should be raised…to want to be fruitful and have children, and make a happy home for the Father and for the children.”

    As a woman, I have to say: BORING!!! 😛 I’ve got far better things to do with my life than to waste it on that!

    • Yep, my thoughts *exactly*, Risu.

      I saw “Women should be raised to not want to work” and chuckled! But hopefully that’s sarcasm… Being a mom *is* work – just harder, 24hrs a day, and thankless – esp. if the dad thinks women are just for having kids and housework. But I’d rather have freedom, money, sleep etc. rather than be shackled with kids!

      Some companies like women drivers because they’re easier on the vehicles and yet still fast and agile.

    • Yes, work in an office and have superficial relationships with your co-workers instead of helping to create a loving, stable family. Hooray for feminism!

      • LOL, are you for real? Other kinds of human relationships are every bit as fulfilling! At any rate, some women are well-suited for the family lifestyle, but other women would be bored to tears…everyone should get choices in how they spend their lives, so yeah, hooray for feminism!

        • That’s exactly what russia and CIS countries need: feminism and gay rights. Are you mad? If you don’t live there don’t preach to the world about how YOU think their situation is horrible. Some people need to accept the fact certain countries may never become as progressive and homophilic as the United states.

    • >As a woman, I have to say: BORING!!! :PI’ve got
      >far better things to do with my life than to
      >waste it on that!

      What a stupid, ignorant comment that is.

      Take it to the exteme- what would happen if all women thought like that?

      • OK, I can make it even more extreme: who cares if all women thought like that? Most people are s**t, and life is s**t, too…why keep perpetuating all the suffering and pointless struggling? Truly, we’d all be better off if we’d never been born…LOL, telling rabid American ‘pro-lifers’ that I’m totally comfortable with the fact that my mother could’ve aborted me (and I’d be better off for it) really throws them for a loop! 😀

      • If we stored up all the sperm in sperm banks we could put all the men on Mars and leave this planet for us women and run everything ourselves without men. What a nicer world and what a fuck in liberty it would be. Men age women and make us miserable they are mean and spiteful and try to knock our confidence. Without them there we’d get on a lot better and run everything just fine. Men we don’t need you…just put up with you.

  5. Since when cannot women become sailors? If I remember correctly, there were some women in the Soviet Navy, including Ludmila Pavlichenko. Even in Morflot they had some number of at least female medical personnel that would go to the sea with the rest of the crew.

  6. “Women should be raised…to want to be fruitful and have children, and make a happy home for the Father and for the children.”

    I do not blame any woman for not wanting to be breeding stock and stay home and wipe snotty noses and rearrange dust.

  7. All “economic problems” on earth are caused by stupid, greedy and selfish old men from financial-political-military-industrial complex where socialism is for the 1% richest and capitalism is for all other 99% people.

    Women and men have to have a good and great life and should choose freely what job they want to do.

  8. Women should be considered fully equal workers if they are capable of doing fully equal work. Most of the above are ridiculous.

  9. Those laws are stupid. Why should a woman be banned from driving a bus? Why should a woman be banned from beeing a carpenter?

  10. I tots agree and just noting you should not say bad words on here ! I’m only 11 and there are probably lots of kids that go on this website but not trying to be just saying


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