March 12, 2017

Female pedestrian symbols: One small step for woman, one giant leap for mankind?

David MenziesMission Specialist

It’s March and that means International Women’s Day and do you know what the most pressing issue is for Australian feminists? Honour killings? Female genital circumcision? Perhaps women being denied basic human rights such as the right to vote or drive a car?

No, protesting those things might seem Islamophobic. Misogyny is bad in the western world due to a President who once used some salty locker room talk, but misogyny in Muslim-majority countries is okay because it’s ‘diverse misogyny’ or something.

And so the most profound feminist issue in Australia today is the lack of female icons at pedestrian crossings.

The Herald Sun reported, the Committee for Melbourne wants to ensure half of all pedestrian road crossings feature a female icon on walk/don’t walk signals because such a gender-equity measure will help deal with discrimination.

To those women who aren’t aware of feeling discriminated against at intersections because there are no stick figures in skirts, you just don’t realize you’re being discriminated against by way of an “unconscious bias.”

That’s what those behind the Equal Crossings Initiative say any way.

They’ll begin with a 12-month trial of 10 female pedestrian symbols before deciding on a state-wide rollout of the feminized icons but a recent poll of 12,000 beleaguered taxpayers showed more than 94 per cent of respondents said it was a dumb idea.

But what do they know? Brendan Pauwels, a testosterone-challenged Victoria bureaucrat, said he was swayed by his eight-year-old daughter to go ahead after she asked why “all the crossing symbols were men”. To quote Pauwels:

“To me that’s good enough reason to support gender-equal pedestrian signals.”

Fantastic. Public works programs in Australia are championed by unelected third graders.

Pauwels and his politically-correct cohorts better be careful what they wish for though. How long before the transsexual community demands representation on those walk/don’t walk signals?

In the meantime, Happy Women’s Day one and all. You’ve come a long way, baby, I think...

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commented 2017-03-13 18:37:53 -0400
These signs will eventually have to be the size of bill boards soon if every special interest group doesn’t feel properly represented. It’s a stick figure, it has no sex. If they change it to a figure wearing a skirt then they’ll bitch because they are portrayed as being to feminine. WTF is wrong with our society?
commented 2017-03-13 00:59:00 -0400
When will these SJW halfwits realize you cannot pander to everyone and every view, it is not possible.
commented 2017-03-13 00:57:53 -0400
Regan Jonny LOL good one.
commented 2017-03-13 00:49:19 -0400
If Pauwels had half a brain, he’d have asked his 8yr old which teacher put that in her head, then beat the snot out of them, and taught his daughter to stay away from Lefty psychopaths!!

You know, I always thought the stick figure was a woman in a pant suit. Isn’t it sexist stereotyping to assume all women wear dresses? In fact, there shouldn’t even BE women according to these sjw’s as were all simply part of the non-binary human race – are we not?

And they wonder why more of them aren’t CEO’s – hmmmmm
commented 2017-03-12 19:47:21 -0400
Grow up, you ignorant little Feminist girls, and help Civilization fight against the evil of Islam.
commented 2017-03-12 19:45:40 -0400
Grow up, your ignorant little Feminist girls, and help Civilization fight against the evil of Islam.
commented 2017-03-12 19:43:27 -0400
The greatest evil of our age is (along with Islam) Feminism.
commented 2017-03-12 18:39:25 -0400
Depicting a figure wearing pants does not discriminate, since so many women wear pants as well. Cross-dressing men wear skirts. And depicting a symbol of a person wearing a skirt is bigoted because it stereotypes women as wearers of skirts.
This is absurd!
commented 2017-03-12 14:04:26 -0400
But what do they know? Brendan Pauwels, a testosterone-challenged Victoria bureaucrat, said he was swayed by his eight-year-old daughter to go ahead after she asked why “all the crossing symbols were men”. To quote Pauwels:

“To me that’s good enough reason to support gender-equal pedestrian signals.”
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“And a child shall lead them”
We are close now.!!
commented 2017-03-12 13:05:55 -0400
The irony is woman hardly wear dresses/skirts these days, is that not too girly.
commented 2017-03-12 12:03:57 -0400
Kennedy put a man on the moon, Trudeau and Obama put a man in a woman’s washroom.
commented 2017-03-12 11:36:59 -0400
David, your comment on un-elected children in grade three creating policy is spot on! Australians, like Canadians publicly worry about the strangest things! So, after the pedestrian crosswalks become more “inclusive” and depict a skirt wearing stick figure, there will be an outcry from women who will state “skirts are not in my wardrobe….you can’t force this on me!” After predictable backlash, the city will change the lights again.
No rest for the wicked!
commented 2017-03-12 10:47:30 -0400
Of course those crosswalk figures represent white privilege as well. We need to have crosswalk figures tented up like muslim women. In Australia, there needs to be an aboriginal depiction. Canada, we need to put a Hollywood bonnet on them to depict our first settlers? We will have to do away with the chicken crossing the street joke, because there is clearly some male patriarchy thing about it.

I never realized that crossing a street was such a political mine field just to get to the other side.
commented 2017-03-12 10:29:20 -0400
What about a crosswalk sign for seeing eye dogs ? Or even better! A wine bottle for the wino with a pocket full of change heading to the wine store. a dual purpose Burka/ nuns habit side would show unity . Yes, the possibilities to pander to minorities and SJW’s are limitless.
Meantime North Korea will have a deliverable nuke that can hit San Francisco soon. I’m so happy we have our social priorities aligned with the realities of the world.