Female Crossing Lights? Really?

If you live in Australia or keep up with what’s going on over here, you’re probably rolling your eyes continuously.

As part of a new initiative, ‘female’ crossing figures will be replacing some ‘male’ crossing figures at traffic lights. You know, the ‘males’ that are just a generic body figure to represent a human being? Yeah.

Apparently it’s vital that these changes be made because equality is very important. But there are so many better things that the time and money spent on this project could have been used for. 

I saw a great news story about it where the reporter was in the streets of Melbourne and said himself that the resources could have been better used, for example, to help the 12 homeless people he could see from where he was standing.

I understand the idea behind this project but could they really not think of a better way to express equality and try to support feminism?

Putting a stereotypical female outline, with the dress and shoulder length hair, is bound to offend a lot of women anyway. Not all women wear dresses, or have long hair. 

There’s no real reason to make these changes. It’s just a minimal effort by the government to appear as though they give a shit about feminism. If they really cared, they would be fighting for equal pay and equal opportunities for both genders. 

I also think it’s important to remember that men can be discriminated against too. 

So let’s ride out this ridiculous project and get used to seeing ‘female’ figures telling you when to cross the road. Because apparently ‘men’ can’t do that.

Also, just to be clear to all those feminist hating people out there, literally every single woman I’ve spoken to about this thinks it’s just as ridiculous as I do, and I assume you do. 

Feminism means equality, not female superiority. 


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