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Woman to light up pedestrian lights for the first time

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Chilliblue, 8th Mar, 2016.

  1. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    As reported in the press the silhouette of a woman will soon replace the "green and red man" at traffic lights in Richmond Victoria for the first time in Australia.

    So from this
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    to
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  2. Nemo30

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    Ridiculous.

    Looks like Mary Poppins.
     
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  3. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    What next? Segregated crossings?
     
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    "Sisters are doing it for themselves"....
     
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  5. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    Richmond will also be passing a bi-law requiring all women to wear dresses that cover the knees whilst crossing the road. Pants are definitely not allowed.

    In all seriousness it's nice that they're introducing gender equality in street signs, but they will also have spent a significant amount of money simply on the design and urban planning for this. The article suggests that the changes are being made to particular intersections, rather than replacement where maintenance is required. There's so many better ways this money could have been spent.
     
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  6. DaveM

    DaveM Adelaide Buyers Agent & KFC Strategist Business Member

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    Where is the transgender/unassigned/no gender/androgenous street crossing sign? This is obviously oppression and an attempt to marginalise.
     
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    I'm a big believer in equality but this is ********.

    Traffic lights are supposed to be functional to the extent where they can save people's lives. The picture of a man is more distinct. There's no two ways about it. There needs to be no confusion about what shape you're seeing. That skirt? Hat? This is not supposed to represent a man per se, but a human in its most abstract form. I don't see testicles either, if we're going to go there. It's also about standardisation - what's common across areas or even countries. People are used to what a stop sign looks like for example and if you were to make it a red hand people would still get it but they would pause momentarily to digest it. Even if it's a fraction of a second it might be enough to take a life. This is not the time and place for this stuff.
     
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  8. hobo

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    Come on guys, it's not April 1st quite yet..... surely this can only be a joke.....
     
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  9. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    Because that's totally what women look like these days :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Azazel

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    That's what I thought the 1st one was.
     
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    I was thinking that too.
     
  12. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I find the use of Mary Poppins more offensive than the normal man (which isn't offensive in the slightest.) They could at least have given her a parasol.

    Also, that skirt length is appalling.
     
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    I wondered if someone complained that the pedestrian light is too male orientated?

    And where is the curve on that traffic light? That could be a man wearing Mary Poppins dress.
     
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    I wonder how much money was wasted on public servants, committee meeting and focus groups to come up with that...


    I like the one in ze Germans:

     
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    What about people with red hair?.
     
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  16. Azazel

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    It would be much more appropriate to have a modern lady, like a silhouette of Sophia Vergara.
     
  17. Chilliblue

    Chilliblue Well-Known Member

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    Some alternatives perhaps

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  18. Azazel

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    That's offensive... it should be 2 women, er, Mary Poppins'.
     
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  20. geoffw

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    There's places overseas which show pedestrians how many seconds until the light changes to red. Far better use of traffic lights IMO.
     
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