Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Men at Work

The sign indicating work being done in my town reads "Men at Work."

I know this is a standard sign.  And also it's an Australian band that has one good song (that manages to mention vegemite).  Still, when I'm driving around with two little girls in the car, it bothers me.  Why men at work?  I feel like I'm being told, "There are men doing important things here.  You women should stay away."

Granted, I've never actually seen a woman in one of these work crews.  Still.  I figure if women are going to have to sign up for the draft now, we should be included in the work signs.

7 comments:

  1. I've never felt that I was being told that men were doing important things there and women should stay away. But you make a good point. Maybe they should change it to "Crews at work" or something along those lines. Or even just plain "road work."

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  2. There must be a succinct way to say, "Slow down and don't run over these people who are fixing the road."

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  3. "Work Crew?" And I have seen women on work crews. Some do flagging but I have seen a few running the machines.

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  4. Wait! The draft is back??? And women have to register for it??? When did this happen? Clearly I don't pay enough attention to the news.

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  5. I find nothing wrong with "men at work". I am female and wouldn't think twice about seeing that sign. And I have 2 daughters and a son. Really. It is a sign.

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  6. http://www.snopes.com/2016/06/29/women-must-register-for-the-draft/

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  7. All the signs around here just say "Road Work Ahead."

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