Friday Night Man Flesh

It’s hysterical female activists such as this that give the fine members of *BITCH* fighting a real sexist imbalance a bad name:

In the battle of the sexes, women’s magazine editor Cynthia Good said this was a skirmish she had to fight.

Across Atlanta they stood, orange signs with black letters that read “Men At Work” or “Men Working Ahead.”

Sometimes, the signs stood next to women working alongside the men.

Good demanded Atlanta officials remove the signs and last week, Atlanta Public Works Commissioner Joe Basista agreed.

[..] Public Works officials are replacing 50 “Men Working” with signs that say “Workers Ahead.” It will cost $22 to cover over some of the old signs and $144 to buy new signs, said Public Works spokeswoman Valerie Bell-Smith said.

Good, founding editor of Atlanta-based PINK Magazine, a publication that focuses on professional women, said she’s not stopping with Atlanta.

“We’re calling on the rest of the nation to follow suit and make a statement that we will not accept these subtle forms of discrimination,” said Good, 48.

Just because unproductive broads like this whine over signs that any rational person understands in a pragmatic way – i.e. there are people working ahead, preferably steaming pieces of manflesh, so take care – I’m going to go out of my way to use the words mankind, waiters and waitresses, man, stewardess, alderman, and actress.

I will also continue to wear skirts and dresses and not pants, and enjoy and proclaim a love of cooking and baking, while remaining an individual that recognizes real suffering is not caused by a phrase.

To be fair, the drama of perceived offensive terminology is not confined to feminists. Let the war against racially insensitive terms carry on.

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