31 Jul '18, 10am

#NewZealand to replace 'sexist' road signs after 7-year-old girl's plea

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - New Zealand's transport authority said on Tuesday (July 31) it would adopt gender-neutral signs after a 7-year-old girl said it was "wrong and unfair" to suggest only men could work on roadside power lines. Zoe Carew spotted a "linemen" hazard sign - to warn drivers about workers repairing or installing electricity and telecommunications cables - when she was en route to her grandparents' house last month. She took issue with the sign because "women can be line workers" too, which she wrote in a letter to the head of the New Zealand Transport Agency, Fergus Gammie. "Why does the sign say 'linemen' when the people working on the lines may be men or women?" she wrote in the letter, which her mother, Caitlin Carew, shared on the social media site Twitter this week. "I think that this sign is wrong and unfair. Do you agree?" she asked Gammie. In a lett...

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