One of many everyday things that we take for granted—road signs that seem harmless to you and me—is reported to disappear in Atlanta. I picked up this news when researching online for the origin (if at all possible) of the MEN AT WORK signs which in today’s generation of political correctness bias, the opposite gender has become extremely sensitive to references that do not portray equality or neutrality. I suspect the sign may have first appeared in construction sites where (as you guessed it) mostly men (and also women) worked. What I unearthed and quickly got distracted by the discovery was news that the MEN AT WORK sign is going to be replaced with more appropriate signs that read WORKERS AHEAD in the name of discrimination, according to the Telegraph and AJC. Check out the comments from readers some of which are just plain hilarious (free speech at its best?)
© Jan Shim Photography ← MAN @ WORK
I took this picture recently at a construction site in Seria not for the purpose of this blog post but I happened to be taking pictures for a supplier of one of the construction materials and this sign looked , well, interesting against the semi-corroded backdrop. Clearly a sign of the times! As for the lady who’s adamant about taking the case beyond Atlanta, I’d say where there’s a (political) will, there’s definitely a way!