Eira Andersson is one of the researchers.
– The mining industry has a clear masculine position that involves body work and to set up within the team. A type of work masculinity, which is reinforced by the environment and tradition. It is underground, has the mystique, the dangerous and the dark, it is inaccessible. It gives a status, says Eira Andersson to Arbetet.
The newspaper also says that according to LKAB is 18 percent of the company's employees women. But according to Eira Andersson, the figure is uninteresting. The determining factor is where the women work. Women must approach the heart of the mining process in order to break the macho culture.