Dangerous jobs for the boys

15 April 2006


Scaffolding collapse worker dies

The worker who died was a man. The other injured workers were men. All two-hundred workers on the site were men (given that the BBC refers to them as “workmen”; had there been one female amongst them, they would be “workpersons”.)

I guess this is why you never hear the Equal Opportunities Commission making a big fuss about there being a negligible number of women in construction; it’s dangerous.

Note how the Health & Safety Commission statement comes from a “spokeswoman.”

Whilst the men work high in the sky to construct things, risking life and limb in the process, a woman sits in her comfy civil-service office. Probably moaning about her squeaky chair.

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 11:36 AM


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