Are "Men Working" signs sexist?

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  1. alaskaguy

    alaskaguy Well-Known Member

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    Do these signs need to be replaced to make them more politically correct?

    In Atlanta they are being replaced after a women demanded that the signs not use the discriminatory language. She promises to not stop with Atlanta:

    'Men At Work' signs to disappear in Atlanta | ajc.com
     
  2. whirlybirds

    whirlybirds Well-Known Member

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    sounds like to me this woman needs to get a life
     
  3. superfan

    superfan Well-Known Member

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    Dammit why do we have to be so politically correct in this country? Every week something's sexist, or racist, or a violation of children's rights.

    You know what else is sexist? Registration for Selective Service. I don't hear her complaining about that one...
     
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  4. AIT

    AIT Well-Known Member

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    Are "Men at Work" signs even used around here? All I can remember are signs like "Work Zone" or "Construction."
     
  5. AirWalke

    AirWalke Well-Known Member

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    Unless the subtext reads "NO WOMEN ALLOWED", it's not sexist. Someone's just trying to raise a stink about nothing.
     
  6. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    Just think about what these kids would have faced in this day and age...

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  7. Angie

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    Just give her a vegemite sandwich...

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  8. AIT

    AIT Well-Known Member

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    Better run, better take cover.
     
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  10. whirlybirds

    whirlybirds Well-Known Member

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    i dont think so. i think here in iowa they all say road work ahead.
     
  11. Flag Guy

    Flag Guy Well-Known Member

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    Seriously though, this is over the top. Someone just wants a good story for her magazine...

    Buncha bull****
     

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