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German politicians want to make traffic lights look more like women
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worl...literally/

Quote:For some visitors to Germany, street crossings are among the main tourist attractions. In the formerly communist east of the country, little traffic-light men, some equipped with hats or walking sticks, were installed to guide pedestrians more than 50 years ago. This tradition is more alive today than ever before, even in some western German cities.

But in the western city of Dortmund, the undeniable preponderance of male figures in the traffic lights is causing a controversy. In one of the city's districts, the Green and Social Democratic parties have urged the municipality to pursue gender equality among their traffic lights.

"Given the equality of men and women, a partial transformation of 'traffic light men' into 'traffic light women' would only be consistent," the two political parties said in a statement quoted in national media outlets. The ongoing debate is limited to Dortmund, but some eastern cities have had similar thoughts before: Starting in 2004, several cities replaced traffic-light men with traffic-light women. But even there, the female figures are outnumbered by the male ones.

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Speaking to the German newspaper Die Welt, the city's Social Democrats acknowledged that the proposal might seem a little ridiculous given the existence of much more pressing problems, including a wave of refugees.

The Green party, however, defended the idea. Party spokesman Sebastian Pastusczyk, in fact, went a step further and demanded a general overhaul of the traffic-light women currently used in other cities. "Not all women can identify themselves with a 'traffic light woman' that is wearing a skirt and has a plait," he said.

Christ, these people are never satisfied. I bet German women didn't even know they were supposed to be mad about this until recently.

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12-02-2014 05:41 PM
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RE: German politicians want to make traffic lights look more like women
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This is the famous German traffic light man they refer to.

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12-02-2014 05:42 PM
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RE: German politicians want to make traffic lights look more like women
When I come to a crossing, I want to know what colour it is, not what genitals it has.

I couldn't tell you whether I came across mainly male or female crossing lights on my travels, mainly because I wasn't fucking interested.

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12-02-2014 05:43 PM
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RE: German politicians want to make traffic lights look more like women
The head is red, the boobs are yellow, and the vag is green.

I see nothing wrong with this. Banana

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12-02-2014 05:45 PM
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RE: German politicians want to make traffic lights look more like women
How about they spend some of that money arresting and prosecuting some of the unrepentant commie criminals who worked for the GDR instead?

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12-02-2014 05:46 PM
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Let's just hope that the SJW freaks who truly buy into this BS "refuse to identify with the traffic light" long enough to get run over by some banker's BMW. Laugh

But seriously, no way that's ever going to catch on. Especially in Berlin - that traffic light dude is way too closely identified with the city's identity.

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12-02-2014 05:50 PM
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Well, if they are going to take this all the way, they need round people.
Those stick figures, whether men or women, are clearly discriminating against fatties.
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12-02-2014 05:50 PM
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Here's my compromise, if one becomes necessary: the man can be green and the woman can be red.

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12-02-2014 05:51 PM
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(12-02-2014 05:51 PM)Grange Wrote:  Here's my compromise, if one becomes necessary: the man can be green and the woman can be red.

Why is the man green and the woman red and not vice versa? That's sexist. Is man good to go and woman is restricted? Patriarchy!
12-02-2014 06:02 PM
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RE: German politicians want to make traffic lights look more like women
Being unfamiliar with German traffic lights, I thought the article was going to be about the shape of the metal light fixture being given a 'coke bottle' shape, to get male drivers to pay more attention.
12-02-2014 08:27 PM
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(12-02-2014 06:02 PM)turkishcandy Wrote:  
(12-02-2014 05:51 PM)Grange Wrote:  Here's my compromise, if one becomes necessary: the man can be green and the woman can be red.

Why is the man green and the woman red and not vice versa? That's sexist. Is man good to go and woman is restricted? Patriarchy!

Man represents willingness to move. Woman represents "don't go yet."

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12-02-2014 08:47 PM
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RE: German politicians want to make traffic lights look more like women
Why stop at lights? Lets do female and male traffic signs also.

Male Traffic Sign:
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12-02-2014 09:26 PM
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Female traffic lights would flash between red and green every 2 seconds, with yellow randomly coming on.

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12-03-2014 03:20 PM
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This is the Danish solution to traffic problems Laugh Laugh



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I went to Germany and couldn't get over a traffic light representation of a man who completely lacked a body. He's just a head stuck to an arm and two legs. GTFO
12-03-2014 05:10 PM
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(12-03-2014 03:48 PM)Helmutnl Wrote:  This is the Danish solution to traffic problems Laugh Laugh




Will UK employment law allow me to employ a topless woman as a Head Bandit?

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Nope, that seems to be only in Denmark Laugh
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(12-03-2014 05:40 PM)Helmutnl Wrote:  Nope, that seems to be only in Denmark Laugh

I'm going to head down to the Job Centre and see if they'll let me advertise for one anyway. Smile

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Germany's new traffic signals: A green light for Social Justice!

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RE: German politicians want to make traffic lights look more like women
Haha Kosco that female traffic sign is from my home city. It's infamous and named "confusion corner".
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