Stockholm defends ‘gender-equal’ snow-clearing (2016)


Stockholm defends ‘gender-equal’ snow-clearing.


Posted somewhat ‘tongue-in-cheek’, but this is a good real-world example of ideology colliding head-on with reality and coming off second best.

Stockholm’s municipal government adopted a policy of clearing pavements of snow in preference to roads. This was done in the name of gender equality, as women are statistically more likely to use the pavements than the roads.

Let’s leave aside the fact that the aim of gender equality here is a marvellous piece of doublethink.

The policy had predictable results as soon as the heavy snow arrived, and Stockholm plunged into chaos without the use of its roads.

I suppose the lesson here is never to accuse feminists of lacking a sense of humour!