"Woman, you are set free of your infirmity" (Luke 13:11).
I will take wild guess in attributing the following story, which I cannot find on Google but which is firmly etched in my memory. I think it was Dr. Tom Dooley, the young doctor who went to Southeast Asia in the late 1950s. He noted that the streets were swept by older women with short-handled brooms, which caused them to be permanently stooped over. He, or someone, introduced long-handled brooms, which allowed the women to work upright but also affected their sense of dignity and lifted their status as important workers.