March 08, 2017

Australia installs female traffic lights because only having red or green silhouettes of men was “discrimination”

Rebel Staff
 

Melbourne has started a 12-month trial project to help fight “unconscious bias” towards women by installing female traffic lights. While streets in Melbourne will soon have at least 10 female lights, the goal is to have as many female lights as male ones.

According to ABC, “The Committee for Melbourne — a non-profit organisation comprising more than 120 Melbourne business and community groups — is behind the move.”

Chief executive Martine Letts said only having red or green silhouettes of men was discrimination against women.

It costs an average of $8,400 to change six traffic lights. Minister for Women Fiona Richardson said no taxpayer money had gone towards changing the lights.

Richardson defended the initiative saying, “There are many small — but symbolically significant — ways that women are excluded from public space.”

Victorian Governor Linda Dessau also defended the move. “Some people have expressed a little scepticism wondering whether it's gesture politics rather than having any real substance.”

“But these symbols are a practical and meaningful way to demonstrate that in fact 50 per cent of our population is female and should therefore also be represented at traffic lights,” she added.

SOUND OFF in the comments: do you think there are better things this money could be going towards?

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commented 2017-03-09 16:05:54 -0500
I think there should be traffic lights for quadrasexuals like me. I’ll do anything for a quarter.
commented 2017-03-09 04:02:06 -0500
Don’t just stop there. We also need symbols of people in wheelchairs too.
commented 2017-03-08 19:20:31 -0500
Yeah spend all that money on something no one will notice.
commented 2017-03-08 15:14:21 -0500
Aussies have gone Bat Sht Crazy, Dose this mean that only Women have to stop at these lights. Besides Women mostly wear pants now, especially when there are Muslims around.
There is always some jumped up little Civil Servant that comes up with a stupid Idea.
commented 2017-03-08 14:57:22 -0500
AUSTRALIA MUST BE AN AWFULL RITCH COUNTRY TO WASTR MONEY ON CHANGING TRAFFIC LIGHTS. WHY NOT CHANGE THEM WHEN THEY BREAK WITH JUST RED, YELLOW ND GREEN. THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNERNMENT MUST BE RUUNG IN THE BLACK AND HAVE NO DEBT (I KNOW NOT) INSANITY RAINS IN AUSTRALIA
commented 2017-03-08 14:54:07 -0500
I’m aghast! Don’t they realise that its an image of a woman in a pant suit? In fact all the traffic lights are of women in a pant suit.

Now we need women in a Burka, hijab, or a man holding an AK47 to be inclusive and politically correct. There, world problems all solved!
commented 2017-03-08 14:52:31 -0500
It must be very reassuring for the Aussies to know their tax dollars are being so wisely spent. One certainly wouldn’t want it spent of wasteful, frivolous things.
commented 2017-03-08 14:22:13 -0500
I am relieved to know that all the other problems in the world have been solved.Now we can focus on the next big issue. I must have missed out on the cure for cancer. When did that happen?
commented 2017-03-08 14:19:43 -0500
HARLEY MCCARTNEY what about New York AKA the center of the universe they have 60 genders
commented 2017-03-08 14:03:28 -0500
What about the other thirty genders? They might riot when they hear about this.
commented 2017-03-08 13:09:36 -0500
Are they going to put the woman in a burka? That is Trudeau feminism.
commented 2017-03-08 13:07:50 -0500
Oh FFS. The world has gone crazy.
commented 2017-03-08 13:06:10 -0500
All I can do to this announcement is laugh & laugh & laugh and the total absurdity of the whole situation.
commented 2017-03-08 12:38:02 -0500
Great – I’ll be able to sleep better now…
commented 2017-03-08 12:24:20 -0500
Wow!
Addressing creeping Sharia should be more of a priority over street lights!