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    No, really.

    'Men At Work' signs to disappear in Atlanta | ajc.com

    'Men At Work' signs to disappear in Atlanta

    Decision follows complaints by magazine editor

    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.

    Score one for gender equality, Good said Wednesday.

    "They get it," Good said about the city in a telephone interview.

    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.

    Good pressed the issue after Atlanta police came to her office last month on a complaint that she spray painted "wo" onto a "Men At Work" sign.

    Did she do it? Good replied by complaining about the signs.

    Good fired off letters complaining about the signs to Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin and Gov. Sonny Perdue.

    State transportation officials said they will ask contractors to remove signs specifying just men are working at a construction site.

    Atlanta union leader Gina Pagnotta said some women employees of Atlanta Public Works complained about these signs years ago.

    "It is a little bit bias to say 'Men Working,' " said Pagnotta, president of the Professional Association of City Employees. "Women are working, too."
    So taxpayers are going to have to pay to revamp these signs, and highway contractors dealing with the city are going to have to either buy new or revamp theirs...genious.
    I just took a crap and named it muhammed -- METSSC

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    Goddamn America.
    The original Creepy Ass Cracka

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    • #3
      I can't wait til the "take "under god" out of the pledge of allegiance" crowd is back.
      The original Creepy Ass Cracka

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      • #4
        "Discrimination"

        REALLY? These signs are probably 30 years old FFS.

        Why do we as people have to pay for **** done YEARS and YEARS ago?
        Originally posted by Luscious Johnny D.
        Because I fear no man. I feel no pain. This is why I don't play with a full deck. In my world, there are no rules. You wanna step over the line, I'll run across it. And when I turn to look to see how far behind you are, you will see into the soul of the sickest man God's hands have ever created. For those who need a visual, here ya go.

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        • #5
          Waving a caution flag while men are actually working is not work.

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          • #6
            Because some dyke ***** had to complain that it didn't make her feel equal. F- that shitt.

            No offense to any dyke bitches anywhere. Unless of course you are fat and have buzz cuts. In that case, I hope god takes your ovaries and gives them to a woman who wants to get pregnant by her husband but can't.
            The original Creepy Ass Cracka

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            • #7
              Maybe they should have signs that say:
              "men working"
              "women and men working"
              "man working"
              "woman working"
              "transgender thing working"

              Then the foreman picks the sign they will use so some stupid cunnt doesn;t get offended that it doesn't include her gender.
              The original Creepy Ass Cracka

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              • #8
                Question to the women posters.

                Does "men working" or "men at work" offend you? I'm being 100% serious.

                Steve, does it offend you?
                The original Creepy Ass Cracka

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                • #9
                  It offends me that this country is so god damn soft. Men in this country need to just tell angry black people, women and every other cry baby group to eat ****. Seriously, when that Black Judge cried about the racism in the term "Black Hole" it was nice to see somebody put that ******* in his place.

                  When a women is offended over something as stupid as this, it's up to white men to say "Honey, shut the **** up. Seriously, or I'll hit you in the ****ing face". You'd be amazed how quickly people shut up when you shoot 'em in the knees or ignore them.
                  Liberals aren't the problem... they are what allow the problem(s) to exist.

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                  • #10
                    Someone ought to alert Colin Hay

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Paulie Cee View Post
                      Waving a caution flag while men are actually working is not work.
                      This is why Paulie should be employed by HBO or something. Instead of Borat, give Paulie a weekly show where he interviews those making show.

                      Could you see her face when Paulie says,

                      "Ms. Wood, you can possibly ask us to buy into the fact that women waving a flag are actually working. Therefore, these signs should remain, don't you agree?"
                      Originally posted by Luscious Johnny D.
                      I'll save you the effort since I know where you're going with this, but I'll make a few observations on your comment that was not thought out too well. (1) It's rather difficult to call the phony king of England the government. (2) I would think someone like you would have no objection to someone trying to undo the over-taxation of the people. (3) In this case, no, I have no problem with them taking from the government since they were not ruling for the people.

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                      • #12
                        I suggest a fair penance for the oversight. Outside of the maternity ward in hospitals put up a sign "WOMEN IN LABOR"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kingdiggler View Post
                          Question to the women posters.

                          Does "men working" or "men at work" offend you? I'm being 100% serious.

                          Steve, does it offend you?
                          No. Sitting in traffic for miles on end only to drive past the "working men" sitting on the damn guard rail offends me. (Which happened tonight, perfect timing)

                          Seriously, I've got more important things to worry about than this stupidity.

                          But Steve is more sensitive than I am, so there you go.
                          A community organizer is nothing more than a low level Socialist agitator and that is what we have sitting in the White House. Lt. Col Allen West

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                          • #14
                            People lost so much money due to unemployment and they want now voluntary help? I do not think they will find it. Nobody will do anything complicated for free. I am from New Jersey, and people need help and support and they are not looking for some extra work, check this url. I doubt very many volunteers will be found unless it is something very primitive to help with.

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                            • #15
                              Holy crap, my bet with Mule is still alive.

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