Atlanta Retires ‘Men At Work’ Signs

Submitted by: eugenius 9 years ago in

You know those construction site signs that warn you of work ahead? Gone. You"ll never guess why. Or maybe you will.
There are 215 comments:
Male 106
I guessed this one.
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Male 2,605
Trivial and lame. Why don`t you get yourself this worked up about unequal gender-based wages and fight a good fight?
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Female 838
My GOD! People (or should I say femanists) GET OVER IT!!! I worked construction for years it never even occured to me to even think about this. Waste of freaking money and lets toss a few thousand signs in the trash b/c you think that they are a form of discrimination. Congratulations. WTF!!!
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Male 125
Knew it was feminists. Get over it. It`s a freaking sign. The most it`s doing is calling the women working there men. Discrimination it ain`t.
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Female 1,002
Oh for god`s sake.
I`m a woman but I still find feminists annoying.
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Female 5
It`s apparent in the reactions to this post that we still have a long way to go to do away with misogyny. Theologians and anthropologists have long studied the male-as-normative ideas in our culture. They have shown the vastly negative effects of this premise for BOTH men and women.

I don`t think that this change is "political correctness." Political correctness most often replaces an accurate term with a euphemism (e.g. termination instead of abortion).

This is the reverse: the city decided to create MORE accurate signs. Wouldn`t it be nice if every sign you saw as you drive around was actually accurate?

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Female 374
XD go girls!!
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Male 355
Oh... when I saw the title I tought it was because they dont wanna free advertising for the "Men at Work" band..

Fail.

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Female 1,231
I thought it was because the men didn`t work. >.>

I`m female, but not a feminist. Sure, women should have equal rights, but getting pissy over a sign is too much. >.>

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Female 471
"By working, women are not trying to be better than men, they are trying to gain equal respect as men."

Actually, as a working woman, I`m just trying to pay my bills. I could give a f*ck less if I`m respected for working.

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Female 471
"You want to get into a pointless argument?
Lets see you give life without my dick."

Nah, we only need your sperm. You need not be present. ;)

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Male 244
Let this small group of people complaining pay for the new signs, then.
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Female 2,228
This sounds an awful lot like "Birth Envy" from that anthropoloical tract I read. In it the male author says men have historically felt inferior to women in the reproductive arena and felt like incomplete people due to the fact that they can`t give birth. So to make up for what men can`t do, they told women that they may not do other things, like work or become clergy. Of course this is talking about thousands of years of history of course.
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Female 2,228
RebelComix, women don`t want to just be recognized for their biological roles anymore. I mean, as human beings we are more than just baby machines. It`s disrespectful if all women are honored for is their capacity to give birth. It would be like honoring men only for their sperm, and as we all know men are worth very much more as human beings. I mean there is a person connected to that dick. :) By working, women are not trying to be better than men, they are trying to gain equal respect as men. It is not a statement of the uselessness of men if women work, it is nothing less than a affirmation of common humanity.
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Female 31
Why`s it gotta be whites and jews, huh?
Racist feminists...
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Male 456
Do these peole poo their pants when the term "Mankind" gets said?
What would replace that? Humankind? Pssh, thats an extra syllable to say. Too much work.
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Male 56
"please point out the "FEMINIST" in that video clip. I have yet to see one. The video clip is of a MAN talking."

Who wrote the letter and worked for the artsy-fartsy magazine? The man?

Oh look, there is a woman in the video. Imagine that!

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Male 56
"Giving and sustaining life is the single most important job in the world."

You want to get into a pointless argument?
Lets see you give life without my dick.

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Female 73
Hah Jews Working.
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Female 471
The comments here are only feeding sexism for both genders. All you massagonistic trolling pricks making absurd comments in an attempt to make your dicks look bigger (and they aren`t). This, in turn, makes women hate you more. Good thing there are sex dolls on the market, you`re going to need them to satisfy your urges once your hands get all blistered from your constant *fapfapfapfapfapfap* because at the rate you`re going, you`ll NEVER be able to keep a woman from running and screaming in the opposite direction from you. I bet your mother would be SO PROUD of you if she saw your comments.
For all you feminists; Seriously, wipe the foam from your mouths. You annoy me, too.
Another thing.. I wonder about all you who constantly blame liberals, conservatives, democrats or republicans for something. Do you even know what those are? I don`t, nor do I care. Therefore, I don`t go about spewing anti political vomit. Why don`t all you trolls grow the f*ck up? Seriously, you`re annoying
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Female 1,398
... what.

The tiny group of insane wackjobs bitching about those signs should be forced to pay for new ones.

Or better yet, they should take the cost out of every female workers paycheck, and then lock those workers into a small room with whatever insane bastards thought this was an actual issue.

NOBODY IS OFFENDED BY THIS STUFF YOU INSANE FEMINISTS

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Female 386
IM VERY FEMINIST
and I think this is stupid...
But in a good cause

Everyone knows MEN stands for MENKIND or humans in general...

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Male 477
Hmmm i have mixed feelings about the whole feminist movement...but i do think this whole sign thing is uneccessary and a waste of time and money.
Why do feminists need to try to prove themselves as equal to men within the workforce? I think we, as a planet (even the women), have forgotten just how important women are to society as a whole. Women already have the ability to create, carry, and protect life. Isn`t childbirth important or honorable enough? What can men do? Men can hunt, kill, build. But now Women want to do all of that too. That`s why men are scared of Feminists. If feminists show themselves as equal to men, they are actually showing they are superior because of their already existing lifegiving abilities...
So where does that leave the men? Inadequate? Unneccessary?
After centuries of Patriarchal religious oppression, Feminism, while trying to prove a woman`s worth, is actualy denying men their own.
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Male 251
When this society fully turns Politically Correct, Chuck Norris shall revolt
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Male 41
this reminds me of a news story about lead paint in park swings. the city was forced to remove all of the swing sets in all of the parks ( some had been there since the `50s ) it then took 3 years for some of the parks to get new swings. People should offer a fix ( other than one that cost millions ) or a time line to get the problem corrected . i guess what i am saying is don`t cause a bigger problem than the ` problem `. if she is upset at a road sign to warn drivers of a danger ahead then she should be pissed at the fact that `ERA` laundry detergent is spelled `E R A` (equal rights admenment) so shut up and do the laundry... <--just a joke , but you see where this could go.
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Female 309
I can see how that`s fair. It doesn`t bother me but I can see why it would bother women.
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Male 2,372
[quote]On Friday 7/11/08 - 1:34:44 PM Seven1Eight2 wrote: You can`t compare liberals to fascists, you idiot. Don`t use a word when you don`t know the meaning. [/quote]
Actually, you can!

http://www.amazon.com/Liberal-Fascism-Am...

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Male 436
I was SURE it was because the men there don`t work much.

That`s the case with the tradesmen who are renovating the houses in my street. Our signs read "Men smoking and lounging around."

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Female 1,190
wow its not worth it just for all the crap girls got for one post here e_e way to go IAB commentors, you really showed some of your colors

oh and of course its in atlanta...AGAIN

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Female 83
this is ridiculous.
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Female 149
You`d think they`d find some actual women being harassed or discriminated against to put their energy into... I`m sure there are some of those somewhere, and I doubt they care terribly much about the finer connotations of road signs.
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Male 25
I`ve read some of the stupidest comments I`ve ever seen in this thread. You women should be proud.
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Male 1
Have been an I-A-B fan for a while and have finally seen a post i could not sit and let pass. Seven1Eight2`s "it`s cool to see change in society...especially in a place as culturally dead and regressive as the south," strikes a chord with me because I have travelled the world with my family in the Air Force, and there is little to no difference between California and Georgia... Sure the majority of southeners that make the national news are those that come running from their classy double-wide trailers to the scene and express as intelligibly as a fourth-grade education will promit about the unfolding event, but they do not represent the whole population. Simply putting you and your state on a pedastool above a select group of people is no better than what this pathetic marketing tool is "fighting" against. Degrading B.S. Please sensor your typing unless you really want to ellaborate on what you believe the definition of regressive is.
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Male 650
One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind

So now we should ban Neil Armstrong?

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Female 114
It`s time that people got over the hole entire "men" issue. who cares, the word men is relatively general. I could give a rat`s ass about any of that small gender discrimination stuff... why don`t they go after the larger issues.
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Male 266
God drat I hate women like this.
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Male 150
so we have to spend a thousand dollars just for someone with a chip on their shoulder who doesn`t even work there, cause i`m pretty sure the women actually there didn`t really give a rip
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Male 313
are7era
Were you referring to me?
"May your testicles never drop."
On the contrary, they were recently dunked in your mothers mouth the other night.
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Female 2,552
Haha, I was actually thinking about this today when I saw a "MEN WORKING" sign
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Male 204
Why can`t we change it to something more suitable like "ONLY MEN ARE WORKING HERE"
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Male 68
... I want the "Woman`s Toilet" signs removed then.
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Male 6
you know you are a feminazi if you noticed that.
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Male 115
I am perfectly ok with this the only thing that creeps me out is the Hilary Clinton Magazine cover smiling at me when that magizine editor talks.
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Female 2,289

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Male 132
so with all the troubles of the world, Famine, Disease, Dictatorship, War, Etc. She decides to spend her time complaining and forcing tax payers to waste their money on new signs? I do not respect this women, not because she is a feminist, but because she is self-centered. In addition, In most languages around the world when the gender is unknown you default to the masculine version of the word.
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Female 53
WHAT ARE THEY DOING OUT OF THE KITCHEN IN THE FIRST PLACE? D<
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Female 2,289
I for one don`t have any problem with the sign. It`s a f*cking sign... get over it lol.
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Female 2,289
Thats what the "men" are put there to do anyway right.
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Male 288
I can only imagine how big of a stick is shuved up that womans arse. Fine change it, but please shut up about how it changes our perspectives or lessens the value of females... because it doesn`t.
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Female 121
*feminists. that typo was annoying me.
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Female 121
feminisits
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Female 40
LOL. It`s not like the sign said `no girls allowed`.
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Male 432
i think the only reason this woman wanted them to change the sign was so she could get on tv. I don`t see why this would bother anyone to tell the truth. There`s nothing wrong with "Men at work"

if they changed all words with man to woman, the band men without hats would be noise.

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Male 2,506
^^ dont u mean WOmanufacture?
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Male 2,506
also, if girls dont enjoy the man or men in a word, words would be like
womention
womenace
womanager
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Male 533
"AKappy, there`s still a MAN hidden in your huMANkind. maybe if we just cut it out, we can manufacture hukind."

MANufacture? Sexist.

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Male 23
so any one else fail to realize that the color "pink" (also being used as the title for the feminist magazine) is usually used to describe women, as blue is used for men? my oh my i smell an equally stupid debate right there. Maybe we should all just become like the neutral planet from Futurama maybe then everyone will shut up and stop making ridiculous arguments for the sake of arguing or trying to one up the other sex. for Christs sake we are all equal who gives a damn what a sign says? or what sex, color, or race you are we are are still only one thing any guess`s? right human beings. shut it
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Female 97
Yah I totally agree with you on that...then again..it`s Kansas so that doesn`t surprise me at all... I just thought it was a cute story. Hooray for changing street signs.
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Male 170
That sign isn`t disservicing anyone, it`s servicing the workers trying to do their job while dodging two-ton mechanical deathtraps. If feminists want to campaign against something thats actually doing a disservice to both genders, how about Kentucky`s law that a man can get a vasectomy whenever he wants, but a woman can`t get her tubes tied without a husbands written consent and has to have 1 child? That`s an actual example of discrimination I`d be all up for changing.
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Female 97
Eh. I`m actually just bored at work...and yes, I am a Jew...however, we`re the best..so the person on top of you shouldn`t hate...because we probably own at least 80% of him anyway.

And as I`ve said...the sign is doing a disservice to both genders.

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Female 275
I`m incredibly saddened by all of the block-head positions. Sex and gender isn`t simple and straight forward.

Crack a book or go to a lecture, for the world`s sake.

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Male 170
Now see label, you`re not helping my cause here, you`re proving her right more than me.
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Male 170
too easy to rile? I posted one comment, then came back when I saw the comment count has gone over a hundred. I saw you has posted at least twice on every page. So, you`re sitting here watching the comments, posting at people you don`t agree with, at least 8 times so far, and you think I`m the one too easily riled up? You really should look up Hypocrite.

As far as progress, no, changing that sign wasn`t progress. The signs purpose was, and is, to keep the workers, men or women, from being run over. If a woman sees this sign, and the first thought she thinks is "thats offensive!" and not "I`d better slow down amnd watch out to avoid running over someone," then she is an idiot. Changing the sign was a womans idea, progress`s idea would be people being better drivers as to not need them in the first place.

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Female 97
#1. You`re WAY too easy to rile
#2. This story has little to do with feminism. It has to do with progress.

I think men and women both deserve the dignity of having the sign be gender non-specific. Bottom line. Just because it has been one way for so long doesn`t mean it can`t or shouldn`t change.

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Male 170
"Men are usually incapable of making a point or stating an opinion without sounding like a caveman banging his club against a hard surface.

...like their head."

Ah, so, insulting men with a neanderthic taunt while saying they can only express their opinions is sarcasm? Unfortunately, it is only sarcasm when the user doesn`t believe what theyre saying and is making an obvious point of that. The word you need to look up is "hypocrite."

See, most men posting here are idiots. However, idiots posting to a display of idiot feminism, thats fine. What feminists don`t realizeis that you can be sexist against men too. Saying that every man is like something, well, have you met every man in the world? Just goes to show you, no matter what you protest, you`re gonna look like an idiot.

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Female 97
Hahaha... you need to look up the definition of "sarcasm" in the dictionary THEN come talk to me.
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Male 170
"One thing a woman can do that a man can`t:
Express an opinion without sounding like a neanderthal."

So suck it.

Wow Seven1Eight2, I just don`t know how to break this to you. There`s the obvious way of pointing it out to you. The subtle way of just posting this and letting you realize. Such a tough choice. I always have a difficult time deciding how best to call out stupid people.

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Male 3
just goes to show women aren`t happy unless they`re complaining about SOMETHING!
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Female 1,142
Uh, women is just men with a "wo" in front of it.
Stupid overzealous feminists.
Go do something with your lives people might actually give a toot about.
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Male 2,506
FX the chickies!
they hav to much power, everyhthin was fine til girls got the right to vote, than we went downhill VVV
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Female 90
Oh, This is so dumb...

How is the, "Men at Work" sexist?

It`s a damn sign!

No wonder nobody takes "woman power" seriously..

If women keep doing stupid crap like this, Im growing myself trouser snake and joining the other team.

Lol

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Female 97
Reading you both get riled over something that is obviously meant to rile just proves my point. Thanks!
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Male 1,455
"Hmmm...I wonder where we crazy women get those ideas..."

Indeed! There is not a soul in the world who could perhaps be in a rush, be using a handheld device like a phone or PSP, make a simple spelling error, or accidentally hit too many buttons. Obviously, any spelling error should be seen as a mark of lower intelligence, since as we all know spelling while typing and spelling while writing are entirely synonymous.

"Men are usually incapable of making a point or stating an opinion without sounding like a caveman banging his club against a hard surface."

Your rapier-sharp wit has all the tact and subtlety of a gang rape.

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Male 1
Seven1Eight2
I find it funny that while you tote that you are totally for equal rights, you frequently refer to men as cavemen and `unable to put a point accross`. I liked how you completely dissmissed that guy`s argrument because there was one spelling error. And what about all those single and stay-at-home dads? Are they not raising their children properly?
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Female 173
Makes sense to me. Damn sexist signs.
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Male 7,933
Perfection, men cant cry. *raises mug to show appreciation*
And dont worry about seven1eight2, she is a Commy Cat.

I iz in ur kuntry, startin ma proletariat revolutionz

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Male 11,739
I thought the band Men At Work had filed a lawsuit.
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Male 118
guessed it. and men at work at the end was a good touch.
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Female 97
p.s. I love doodz.
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Female 97
Perfection I think it`s pretty hilarious that you want women to not view you as stupid and incapable of "higher brain functions" (not really sure what that is)...yet you`re somewhere around the age of being outside of highschool and (doubtfully) dealing with college, yet you can`t even spell correctly. Hmmm...I wonder where we crazy women get those ideas...

Men are usually incapable of making a point or stating an opinion without sounding like a caveman banging his club against a hard surface.

...like their head.

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Female 2,228
Perfection, your 1st post I agree with, after that it all went downhill from there. I happen to be a feminist and do not have the aforementioned bad attitudes towards men. Honestly, I think although there are differences between the sexes (well duh) there are far more similarities.
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Female 179
God, some people are just way over the top. Seriously, no one really cares if it says `men.` These people need to get lives. Start concentrating on what people really care about, what really matters, and stop making a worthless hassle.
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Male 1,788
And as for feminists, they are much, much more discriminating against men, than most men are to women. They view most, if not all, men as chauvanistic(sp?) pigs, who are only out to put women down. They think we`re stupid, fat, slobs, who don`t have enough higher level brain functions to do anything besides food. In other words, they`re hippocrits.
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Female 70
i actually thought in the band Men at work XD
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Male 1,788
It should also be noted, that men and women, are not equal. We`re different, that`s just how it is. We`re not better or worse than each other, we`re just different. We should have equal rights, and if people think the sign is offensive, it should be changed. I for one don`t think it`s offensive, and there are dam sure better things to spend your time, money, and effort on.
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Male 1,788
To the people who said men can`t cry, absolutely. You can`t cry without being thought of as a "p*ssy". It`s not just men who perpetuate this social standard, it`s women too. You want a nice sensitive guy, but not too sensitive. Whoa there tiger, crying on my shoulder? I said I wanted sensitive, not gay.

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Male 57
Why not just get a sharpie and put `wo` on the sign whenever they are holding the slow/stop sign. Afterwards they can clean it off when they are done making sandwiches.
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Male 1,725
that chicks face and attitude towards this causes me to want to punch her
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Female 4,225
Once again, I HATE political (in-) Corectness!
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Male 1,825
oh, nice, shut me up, its not like there would be something uncomfortable about you that you wouldn`t like to be revealed.
i bet you wear your mother`s clothing and dance around like a pretty princess while the dog turns its head in confusion
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Male 1,825
oh, i thought it was something like that. nice, thats pretty funny
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Male 273
I think that it`s sexist to demand such a change in these signs. So women should get this sign change just because they`re women? Just because they work in a male-dominated field, we should say, "Oh, there are women working in this male-dominated field! Let`s do something special for them because they are women working in a male-dominated field!" So what if they are construction workers! I`m all for equality, but, like it or not, established norms are going to be established norms, and they more than likely won`t change any time in the near future-- think about the life-span of a period of a language. The woman seeking this change read too far into this "potentially offensive" matter and decided to get aggravated about it and whine.
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Male 7,933
That is horrible... women working? Whats next voting?

jk

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Female 186
OMG really, this is just plain dumb... Im a woman and i said it...uh oh....see the last three letters in woMAN...guess we`ll change that...and feMALE...and huMAN...where will it stop...really?
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Male 72
drating stupid mean persons!
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Male 563
Mad_mouser09.

The state government spent the money in the first place on the signs. Yes, the state should pay for it.

(forgets how many intellectual morons are in existence currently)

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Female 538
Women get way to sensitive... Why does it matter if it says men or women... I personally don`t care. I am sick of femminists... I am not saying women should only be in the kitchen, but just leave the word men or man in there. It`s not like it says `men at work- hit the women we don`t want them there anyways.` Grow up.
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Female 34
That`s great how they`re spending money to right such a horriable wrong...=[
If they want the signs changed, they should pay for it to be changed, not the state government.
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Female 275
The idea that men are physically incapable of crying is laughable. So is the idea that there exists some kind of "man" condition where pink becomes rash causing and dudes in skirts destroy the internet.

You fellas need to treat yourself to some education.

That kind of closed-minded attitude that suggests emotions and the conveying of them signifies weakness is the root of insanity. And it`s the kind of thing that spawns hate crimes. Read Freud.

I recommend that you do some studying on the archaeology and anthropoolgy of sex and gender. Read Benjamin Alberti. You will learn that our contemporary gender standards are not innate biologically. Everyone likes to cite caveman days about the "natural order of things" and it`s not true. There were even native American tribes that sported third and fourth genders. And the first Catholic Weddings were male/male.

Now, I just have one question:

xtkm1x, you have Asperger`s, right?

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Male 204
I`m going to leave it at that because that was a good statement that I actually agree with. So I`m off to Sam`s and Pac Sun.

Bye.

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Male 18
who rly gives a fck
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Female 97
I think men and women both deserve the dignity of having the sign be gender non-specific. Bottom line. Just because it has been one way for so long doesn`t mean it can`t or shouldn`t change.
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Male 563
I love all the clearly 13 year old men on this board who think it`s hilarious to say "make my sandwich bitch". May your testicles never drop.
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Male 418
I wish my life was so perfect that all I had to do with myself was go around and find "potentially offensive" tings all day...that would be everything...people need to lighten up.
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Male 432
my computer`s going crazy. i`ll be back to check on this violence later.
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Male 1,455
"She brings up a good point about the whole "what if it was whites working or jews working?""

This is a stupid, stupid point.

There is nothing significantly physically or mentally different between a Christian and a Jew, or a black and a white.

If you think there are no significant differences between men and women... Hoo boy.

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Male 204
I thought that was my post that caught his grammar error?
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Male 1,455
There are real, physical and mental differences between men and women, something which the campaigns for political correctness try to overlook. Recordings of firefighter training, for example, have showed situations in which women were given lower standards as many were unable to complete the physical tests. Construction work, being physically demanding, has long been a `man`s job`. To be quite blunt, most women aren`t physically suited to the task.

I`m not making a blanket statement. There are women that are more than capable. And there are men who are not. But to suggest that both sexes are equally able is just stupid. And on that ground alone, I think a `Men at work` sign is perfectly justified.

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Male 45
And, like I said, the internet is usually informal.
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Male 432
oh thanks i felt like i missed something. i just wasn`t looking in the right place.
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Male 432
i respect that bonsushi.
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Female 97
You didn`t do anything. I was laughing about how you mentioned that guy`s grammatical error and then told him he probably wouldn`t be able to figure out what it was anyway... and then when he wrote back, he hadn`t. It was just funny how you called it.
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Male 432
seven1eight2, what did i do?
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Female 97
sushi> you come from the south, and you`re a misogynist.
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Male 313
bitch wheres my sandwich
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Male 891
Engineer != Construction.
Designing != Building.
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Male 432
i`m comfortably straight, and nothing`s going to change that kenny f so STFU!
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Female 97
LMAO xtkm1x...you totally called it when he said he wouldn`t catch his error.

You`re = You are and Your = possession, |V|edic, as in "You`re a moron, shut your mouth."

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Male 1,583
the the person that wanted "manholes" renamed:
What the duck would they call them?
"peopleholes"?

also the reason i dont cry is because i CAN`T like most guys i lost the ability to cry at about 9 or 10 because men start holding in their emotions around that age because as they are becoming men they want to seem manly, and after holding in your emotions that long you eventually become literally un-able to expess them.
I kinda feel like an ass though because even at funerals i literally CANNOT cry.
yeah. anyway.
its a sign, get over it!

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Male 204
What?

Do you even read my posts?

Read CAREFULLY.

I`m saying the woman was acting like it was some intentional ("diabolical") plan that men made to oppress women.

I said I don`t care whether the sign changes or not.

So stop calling me a misogynist when that term has a far stronger meaning than you probably understand. I don`t view women as unequal, I`m just annoyed how you seem to attack me personally (e.g. "a young southerner", "your own misogyny projecting) when you don`t even take the time to fully understand my posts before replying.

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Male 432
of course women are equal, i wouldn`t treat a woman any different as any of my other friends. but i don`t like to be the one who stops arguing, so i`m going to argue.
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Male 4,680
In my opinion, if feminists want to be treated equally as men, they should stop insulting the other gender. Insulting the opposite sex by calling them `fat slobs` etc. only makes you as bad as the chauvinists you`re fighting against. Why can`t everyone just get along...
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Male 224
" Men at work.
Women making them sandwiches."

lol

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Male 1,825
xtkm1x, i really envy you. i wish i could be as uncomfortable in my sexuality as you obviously are
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Male 45
Wow, comma after Please and I missed the period. Like it matters, the internet is usually informal.
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Female 97
and my avatar is of a cat saying "mao"

...which sort of sounds like a cat noise...hence the humor in it.

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Male 2,395
I thought they were gunna replace it for a different reason O_o
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Male 432
"From 1624 the Independent Companies of Highlanders had worn kilts as government troops, and with their formation into the Highland regiment in 1739 their great kilt uniform was standardised with a new dark tartan"

"The earliest known culture to have females wear miniskirts were the Duan Qun Miao, which literally meant "short skirt Miao" in Chinese. This was in reference to the short miniskirts "that barely cover the buttocks" worn by women of the tribe, and which were "probably shocking" to Han Chinese observers in medieval and early modern time"

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Female 97
sushi I think that`s your own misogyny projecting (i.e. "women don`t have anything to complain about right now.")

Where in the clip is she acting diabolical? I didn`t see any yelling. No fist pounding, no insults. She brings up a good point about the whole "what if it was whites working or jews working?"

It`s an UPDATE. Obviously for the "diabolical" woman and her magazine, it was also business and a point of getting facetime for her and her magazine. Who cares? You sit there and say YOU don`t care...yet you`re taking all the time to respond to my posts to try to continue to make your point all while making it seem as if you view women as equal, which you clearly don`t.

Tada.

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Male 45
They are very close though I will concede that most skirts are feminine.
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Male 10,440
First of all, who gives a damn about exactly what the sign says so long as it does its job - warning you about roadwork. All this change did was correct an inaccuracy, that there might be women working there as well (which there probably aren`t). Oh, that and save on black sign-ink in the long term.

The only shackles of gender identity are the ones you impose yourself. When I was a kid, I played with cars, planes, lego and guns not because I was forced, but because thats what I liked playing with. Thats what it means to be male. Thats just the way it is.

Finally, `men` dont complain about any of this because its not really an issue at all.

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Male 45
Please if your so educated enlighten me on the difference,
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Male 315
There are female construction workers?
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Male 1,825
i honestly do not give a damn about this post, but seven1eight2, what is your avatar supposed to be saying?
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Male 432
kilts aren`t skirts.
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Male 891
^ and to add to my last post: women who work in construction are pretty much men anyway.
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Male 45
@xtkm1x I bet they already have those. and yes men can wear skirts but they have to be called kilts.
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Male 432
i didn`t mean it like that. i cried at my aunt`s funeral just as much as her son. I loved my aunt and it didn`t mean anything to me if people saw me cry. but you can`t walk down he road crying for getting a thorn in your finger.
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Male 204
"because male upskirt cam sites would be made, thus destroying the internet."


I lol`d.

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Male 731
This is why we all just need to leave each other alone. Look at these comments. We`ve sectioned ourselves off from society so much that we can`t stand each other anymore. Therefor, let`s just pull the plug and concrete ourselves off permanently.

...wait a minute. Who can that be knocking at my door? Go Away! Don`t come `round here no more!

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Male 204
Avoiding that I`m not really seeing the connection between your post and hers, I just don`t think that it`s really that big of an issue. They`ve been used for long periods of time and why are they being pointed out now? Because women don`t have anything to complain about right now.

It doesn`t affect me at all whether the sign says "CRAZY MOFOS AHEAD" or "Workers Ahead". As long as it tells me to slow down so I don`t hit somebody. It`s just irritating how the woman in this video makes it sound like it was some diabolical plan to oppress every woman that drives by that sign for however long possible.

Also, the general population fails to realize that equality of any sort will never occur, ever. It`s true.

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Male 891
ok, i`m all about equal rights and everything, but- i`ve *never* seen a woman working road construction, so i don`t see what the problem is. and i live in michigan, where we only have two seasons: winter and construction.
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Male 432
us men are a proud race, and if we cry, we are looked at as being emotional, which is not something to be proud of as a man. neither is wearing pink (unless douchebaggery is suspected) or wearing skirts
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Male 1,766
man is really just short for hu"man" get it
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Male 1,825
ah, i love the smell of long-winded arguments by people nobody listend to. `Tis nothing as beautiful as the sadness of inadequatness
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Female 97
I want you to go to a military funeral and tell those men who bury their fallen brother or sister that they get no respect for crying. I`d LOVE to see it.
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Male 432
you can do it 100 different ways. it all makes up the same thing.

You get no respect for crying. you get no respect for wearing pink (unless your a douchebag, and so are your friends) and we don`t wear skirts because male upskirt cam sites would be made, thus destroying the internet.

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Female 316
i can`t get the song "politically correct" by sr-71 out of my head right now.

and why CAN`T men wear skirts? `cept in scotland.

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Male 432
men can`t cry because it`s immasculine. we`re men
M:Manly
E:Extremely manly
N:No signs of weakness of flaw
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Male 432
cagel: it`s because we`re men!
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Female 97
Actually no, sushi. Again, you missed the point I was trying to make. However...simply read Cagel`s post right there ^ she pretty much summed it up.
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Male 432
there`s a feminist in that video. she was talking about Pink magazine, a magazine for soccer moms who haven`t got their fill of a painful loss of dignity.
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Female 275
Signs like that may seem innocuous and small, but they are a symptom of something larger.

Masculinity has become a neutral condition in our society. It`s a blanket term for humanity as a whole and a standard for the norm. This reinforces a gender binary. Gender binaries promote inequality, coerced conformity, and intolerance of things outside of the norm.

By having things like "Men at work" Both genders falling under the two-sex model get slighted. Women are seen as abnormal and men are ignored.

Maybe if we start getting rid of crap like "men at work" or "manhole" and other binary terms, we can open up new opportunities for humans to explore their world without the shackles of a socially constructed gender identity.

The `feminists` have been pretty vocal about what they want, but what about you men? How come you can`t play with dolls without Dad worrying you`re a fruit. And why can`t you wear pink? Or a skirt? Why can`t you cry?

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Male 204
Seven1Eight2:

I`m not against the change in any way. I never said "This is dumb let`s keep it the same".

I haven`t even assumed that you`re a feminist in any way.


I`m just saying that the person who brought this up is really overreacting by calling it "subtle discrimination".


And yes, it does have to do with equality. Because this Pink company wants to be EQUAL with men being noticed in the construction signs.

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Male 10,440
feminists are all ugly, rude, arrogant, ignorant, dumb fools.

Despite this, I am not against this `road sign change`.

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Female 97
Silverfang again...please point out the "FEMINIST" in that video clip. I have yet to see one. The video clip is of a MAN talking.
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Male 432
Seven1Eight2: its a joke, i think women should have their own road signs that state they`re women who are working. I just love to argue, and what better way to argue then by making people angry?
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Male 1,766
silverfang define "hit"
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Female 316
not a big deal...i`m sure these politicians only agreed with the plan to avoid starting a feminist riot.

or maybe the previous message the signs tried to convey was that it was okay to hit women workers?

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Male 256
words cannot describe how much i want hit that feminist.
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Male 418
i thought maybe the band "Men at Work" was sueing or something... lol.
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Female 744
But I like the Men At Work signs. The English language isn`t perfect, get over it.
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Female 97
I agree about the money part. A congresswoman in my state wants to lower the speed limit from 65mph on highways to 60mph... which she seems to think will save gas and help the environment (stupid)...yet it will cost $$$$$$$ to replace all 5s on those stupid speed limit signs all over the state. I don`t even want to think about how many there must be.

argh!

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Male 1,583
well i was under the impression those signs meant men as in humans, ie "man kind" and didnt really specify sex.
now if it said "males working" then yeah, thats a pretty obvious.
But still, its retarded wasting money on something so minuscule
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Male 432
i know right?
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Female 97
What a surprise... a young southerner...such eloquence.

I weep for the public school system.

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Male 432
NO NO, it doesn`t have anything to do with equality. it`s about shutting up some girls who want to cause an accident. when you see a sign that says "MEN AT WORK" you think, "There`s road work ahead! I should slow down and watch where i`m going!" when you see a sign that says "WOMEN AT WORK" you think, "Oh maybe it`s a town meeting. i`ll just get through here as fast as i can!"


well, that`s how i see it.

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Female 97
It has NOTHING to do with equality because (most) women (I am NOT a feminist) already see themselves as equal to men. I couldn`t care less about those signs... but it`s cool to see change in society...especially in a place as culturally dead and regressive as the south.
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Male 817
Zevie, your comment is potentially offensive to many, so it shouldn`t be here.

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Female 97
To Shake and Bake,

One thing a woman can do that a man can`t:

Express an opinion without sounding like a neanderthal.

Oh yeah...and carry and nurture children... I`m sorry, but that trumps your "heavy lifting" qualities that you claim men posses. Giving and sustaining life is the single most important job in the world.

So suck it.

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Male 204
"Those signs are outdated. It has nothing to do with equality. Grow up. "


This has EVERYTHING to do with equality, silly.

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Male 432
everyone here seemed to have a problem with it. the more they give to women, the more they take from men.

it`s like in movies you see male construction workers whistling at girls, right?

it wouldn`t be as funny if it was girls whistling at guys walking by. that just doesn`t make sense.

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Male 319
Potentially offensive, Zevie?

Can you honestly say that more than half of all women who see a MEN AT WORK sign are even remotely offended by it?

It`s not about satisifying all women because not all women even care. It`s about shutting up a few individuals who look for things to bitch and complain about.

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Female 97
Amen to Zevie... everyone is bitching about "feminists" and I don`t see where "feminism" was mentioned ONCE in the news clip. In fact, wasn`t it a MAN at the end of the video giving his little speech about how it was time for a change? Those signs are outdated. It has nothing to do with equality. Grow up.

and to the person who posted:
"oh god! the liberals are breaking into our right of street signs! F cking fascists!"

You can`t compare liberals to fascists, you idiot. Don`t use a word when you don`t know the meaning.

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Male 204
Nobody has a problem because they won`t STFU about it until they did it anyway.

It`s only offensive it you MAKE it offensive, that`s what people don`t get.

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Female 7
are7era, thank God you exist. What`s so wrong about wanting to change the sign to make it inclusive of the women who work as well? It`s not so much that the signs reflect the sexist attitudes of the actual men working there, it`s that they don`t reflect inclusive attitudes. They`re outdated, and potentially offensive, so they shouldn`t be there. No one seemed to have a problem with changing the signs.
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Male 57
B*ch i`m hungry, i smell spaghetti, pinch her in her lumpy @$$ and tell her get the food ready.
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Male 14
Yeah it`s such a horrible things isn`t it...

I think this nutcase read way to far into something that didn`t matter to anyone but her and then caused a scene.

She should go hide in a corner and hang her head in shame for being a fool...

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Male 204
Oh shut upppp feminist hoe!


It`s not passive-aggressive discrimination, that`s just you WANTING to be aggravated by something.


Besides, whenever the gender is unknown, in every language the male form is used. So this sign isn`t even sexist. Get over it.


[email protected] Men At Work.

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Male 432
make a sandwich*
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Male 432
super sexist joke time!!!

what does the abused housewife do when she gets home from her domestic violence meeting?

a sandwich, if she knows whats good for her!

(i didn`t mean to make any women mad, don`t be THAT guy)

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Female 4,225
B-Hazzard- next they`ll say those signs depict men only...
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Male 432
ShakeNBake, i was gonna say "take it" but men can do that too these days.

yuck.

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Male 2,958
over here we`ve always just had pictures of stick figures shoveling for our signs.

Wonder if they`re gonna put dresses on some of them now.

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Female 4,225
Seriously.

did you know they want to make it HERstory?

WHAT?

Get a life! THAT`S NOT SEXISM!!!!

Seiously, PCness pisses me off. Some womqn are too feminine.

I loled at your comment AKappy, but last time I checked you said your dagger was nothing but a pocket knife.

I don`;t know if you`ll get what I mean by knife...

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Male 2,616
^Yeah, and F*CK punctuation, too.
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Male 319
Why not...

Men at work.
Women making them sandwiches.


Seems about right to me.

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Male 265
the most annoying thing that feminists say is that a women could do ANYTHING a man can do which is dumb yes they can do a majority of things a man can do but not all, i know this is going to piss off some i-a-b girls but heavy lifting is one i know SOME women can lift a poo load and maybe more than some guys can but MAJORITY can`t so thtas a one up for guys. Can someone please name me one thing a woman can do that a man can`t?? Aside from anything biological like birth giving and all that.
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Male 592
Feminists are obnoxious. This is largely due to people forgetting the etymology of the words, "man/men"

man referred to all humans
The female version of it would be, "WOman"
The male version of it would use, "WERE something"

anyway, the word "woman" is still used, and people stopped using "were" The only time that is used today is in the word , "werewolf"

so yeah, what happened was, the word women remained and the word for males fell out of use. So, yeah using the word men is meant to be sexist. Spending money on changing wording is just a waste, and it is just serves to undermind modern feminism. Such arguments are just overbearing and have little real effect on society.

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Male 817
DAMN! Our evil plans as men to create signs excluding the opposite sex have been foiled! Damn you, women! Damn you to hell!!!!!!!!

Fortunately, our line of "Hungry Man" TV-Dinners are still available to oppress these meek little vagina-ridden creatures! MUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Female 94
Am I the only one that laughed when the band Men at Work came up at the end?
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Male 563
I think it`s a good thing and it makes sense. I mean, sure you can make all the jokes you want, but you all just proved that this is true.

I think the worse thing to see besides a woman being made fun of or put down because she is a woman, is seeing the women accept this. It`s not acceptable, I`m sorry to say.

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Male 77
I think I found another website for IAB to try and kill.

I wonder how many hundreds of thousands of dollars were wasted on this absurd PC-attempt to `improve the world`...

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Male 2,486
Eventually we`ll stop using misses and torpedoes all together because feminists will say they look more like c*cks than vajays.
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Female 432
I`m sure she`s like the only person who saw sexist on that gosh they are really ridiculous and thousands of dollars to make new ones???
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Male 432
lol @ Kay62442
i was thinking the same thing
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Male 82
f*cking women!!

comparing jew and whites to men and woman is comparing apples to oranges

we have bigger muscles, and theres still WAY more men construction workers

don`t these crying bitches have better things to do like clean my streaked underwear?

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Male 265
annoying feminists
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Male 356
AKappy, there`s still a MAN hidden in your huMANkind. maybe if we just cut it out, we can manufacture hukind.
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Male 251
these are the reasons no one takes feminism seriously
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Male 1,623
I bet they had to send a lot of FEmail to the government officials to make this happen.
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Male 230
I thought it was because they never ACTUALLY WORK, just hold everyone up for ages! Tschh.
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Male 1,825
oh god! the liberals are breaking into our right of street signs! F cking fascists!
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Male 2,616
Finally. FINALLY women are being recognized for their abilities in roadside construction. It is a proud day for mankind... NAY! HUMANKIND!
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Male 86
What next, are they gonna ask for their own bathroom, or something?
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Female 731
I was thinking because `men at work` sounded a bit saucy.

I have a dirty mind.

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Male 100
Oh big deal. It`s not subtle sexism. It`s just that usually construction workers are guys. People just need to chill out.
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Male 170
*sigh* You know, for all the actual gender discrimination out there, you throw a fit about "men at work?" This is why I can`t take feminists serious. I`m all for equal rights, but choose your battles and be sensible.
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Male 1,406
I guessed right. Do I get a cookie or something?
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Male 2,616
I`ll show that bitch a man at work.
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Female 4,225
Look, good for you but still, get over it, big deal, whopp mdee doo

This whole PC crap pisses me off

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Male 86
Oh god, just grow a sack and get over it.
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Male 1,623
Lol @ feminists.

They`re all ugly walruses.

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Male 1,620
Link: Atlanta Retires ‘Men At Work’ Signs [Rate Link] - You know those construction site signs that warn you of work ahead? Gone. You`ll never guess why. Or maybe you will.
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