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Victorian pedestrians could soon have an equal number of female and male walking signals in a big push for gender equality in the state’s road crossings.
The mere conversation sparked outrage among many who insist the push for more female shaped green and red-flashing lights is political correctness gone mad.
Lobby group the Committee for Melbourne doesn’t agree though, they believe the male silhouettes reinforce unconscious bias by discriminating against women.
“Unconscious bias reinforces stereotypes and influences daily decisions and attitudes … the Equal Crossings initiative will draw our attention to these issues in a practical and positive way,” Committee for Melbourne CEO Martine Letts said.
originally posted by: Dark Ghost
a reply to: soficrow
Some people on these boards continually claim that PC gone mad is an exaggerated concept and doesn't really exist. Well, examples such as these serve as an important reminder that it does exist and the ideology behind it is striving.
originally posted by: DerBeobachter
Do you really wanna laugh?
Then please use a translator and read the following article:
It´s not that we wouldn`t have any real problems, nooo.
And to be honest, if i have to wait at a traffic light, i don´t see the figure but only the color.
But hey, we don´t have any real problems...