Thursday, May 01, 2008
Leave it to Sweden....
This put a smile on my face. Last semester an exchange student from Sweden enrolled in my Women's Studies course. To say she was shocked by the attitudes of many students would be an understatement. It is very easy to understand why....

Gender equality is coming to Sweden's roadways with pedestrian crossing signs soon portraying women as well as men, the Swedish government has decided.

The National Road Administration has until Oct. 1 to design the new signs, SVT reports. The nationwide signage change came about after two local councils failed in their bids to make the changes on their own.

So by the end of the year, Swedish motorists will begin seeing pedestrian crossing signs with a female image, being called Fru Garman, either replacing or alongside the male version known as Herr Garman, which translates to Mr. Walkman and This is where you walk, The Local reported.



Post a Comment

<< Home