Especially since the recession hit, the media's been referring to trades like construction as "traditionally male fields." So what happens when you're the woman on the job site?
In the past couple of years, the narrative of the he-cession has run thus: sectors like manufacturing and construction are losing jobs, screwing over a lot of working-class men who may not have college educations. Even Levi Johnston fits into this trend — writes Jessica Grose, "Like many working-class men, Levi lost his macho job during the recession." But to women like Sharon Darling, a male-dominated job isn't necessarily "macho."