07 May 2006
High-rise workers killed in fall
Every day there’s a story somewhere in the world about men – sometimes dozens at a time – being killed on building sites, mines and factories. Yet the mainstream media never bothers to stop and ask why it’s always men dying in such huge numbers. There are never editorials in papers questioning this, or columns on the BBC website expressing their concern, or politicians thumping podiums and demanding that “something must be done.”
Instead, the fatal facts are reported and uncommented on, and then we get endless articles and columns about how women are apparently being paid less, or only make up 49% of management positions, or how “something must be done” to protect women in the workplace because a hairdresser from Bolton broke her fucking nail on a curling tong yesterday.
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 8:16 PM