donderdag 17 november 2016

Feminism Meets Reality In Sweden

Gender equality in Sweden was about to make a huge step forward by ensuring that snow in winter is removed in a politically correct, gender-equal manner (that's real news and not taken from Onion). 

However sexist and patriarchal forces of nature conspired to frustrate these ground-breaking attempts by causing the biggest snowfall in more than a hundred years. Chaos ensued:


STOCKHOLM, Sweden, November 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – A “feminist” snow removal plan that dictated sidewalks be cleared before streets plunged Sweden’s capital in chaos after a record snowfall.

The biggest snowfall in 111 years proved the first real test for the “feminist” or “gender-equal” snow removal policy brought in by a new municipal council controlled by a Left-Green coalition.

The city government is intent on putting as much civic energy into clearing bike paths and sidewalks used by environmentally- and fitness-minded women as into the roads frequented by male-dominated motor vehicle traffic.

But chaos reportedly was the result for both genders, according to the tabloid Aftonbladet’s headline, “Feministisk snöröjning funkar inte i Stockholm,” (“Feminist Snow Removal Flunks in Stockholm.”)

You see, feminists didn't take into account that women actually  use buses and trains, too (and sometimes even drive cars):

Buses (also, it turns out,  heavily used by women) were stuck by the hundreds on roads blocked by stalled cars. Light rail trains moved at half speed, forcing  stranded commuters to walk for hours to get home from work, slipping and falling on glasslike sidewalks and bike paths. Others stayed home with children as schools shut down.

The (male) vice mayor for traffic, however, blamed the Nature for the snow in winter in a Northern country and pointed out that the real problem is a lack of gender equal snow-clearing which affects women more than men since Swedish women apparently disdain such tools of patriarchal oppression as cars and prefer to walk instead. 

Wow, just wow. I can't even. But as my husband said, the good citizens of Stockholm voted them in, so let them enjoy their gender equality to the fullest. I wish them a long, cold, snowy winter.

(Read the whole story over here).

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    1. Says the man living in the land of the goggle-eyed dyke. Like that kind of lunacy isn't coming to a Toronto near you once she hears about it? :)

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    2. Hey, Ontario may have a grandma dyke feminist premier, but Toronto has a man who doesn't believe in anything. :)

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  2. The way I see it, it's a real problem that in the current year the snow in some countries is STILL cleared in a gender-unequal manner:)

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  3. Housewife from Finland18 november 2016 om 04:34

    Thank you! I did wonder why they struggled with little snowstorm. In these latitudes schools are NEVER closed due to snow. Never.

    Here in Finland we still get the driveways cleared first because people here understand walkers can always walk, no matter how thick the snow is, but cars have their limits...

    Another observation of mine: I do not know about swedes, but here you rarely see women biking at winter. It is mostly men. I know men who jog to work every now and then and again, women rarely do that.

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  4. You know, I have been wondering whether the Greens just used feminism as a pretext (the old save women and children trope) because they really really dislike people driving cars. I remember we once attended luxury cars fair in Amsterdam, of the sort where they are trying to sell Bugatti Veyron and have blond girls in bikinis. Well, local greens came there, too, with a huge poster that the real men go green or something. It's just that in other countries they don't get a chance to rule on their own, otherwise we'd see more of this.

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  5. Oh and Housewife, you are welcome!:)

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  6. Yeah, I read about that, too, but thanks for the link anyway!

    Meanwhile, the barbarians inside the gates are tearing the country apart, while reaction is mounting up, too:

    http://www.europeancivilwar.com/roundup-from-sweden-nordfront-marches-through-stockholm-other-stories-of-relevance/

    God Help Europe.

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