Feminist Snow Removal


Yes, there is such a thing: Feminist Snow Removal.

Politicians in Stockholm said the policy of “gender-equal” snow removal has failed after the weather brought Sweden’s capital to a standstill last week, with hospitals reporting a fourfold increase in broken bones.
The city switched to a “feminist” system of clearing snow last winter but last week’s burst of snow, which threw the city into chaos, has cast doubt on its effectiveness.

You might wonder what it would be.  Basically it sets priorities for snow removal that women want.  Just like the rest of Feminism.  Perhaps priorities should be set such that the greatest good results; but apparently not.

Hundreds of thousands of people were affected, with the majority of bus routes put out of service and commuters having to wait in queues for several hours.

Yes, indeed.  Not in the greatest good.

Previously, fresh snowfalls were cleared first from main roads and by areas like construction sites before being removed from pavements and cycle lanes. As men are more likely to drive and women more likely to travel on foot, more women slipped on the ice which led to complaints that the system was sexist.

So why are the men driving?  Perhaps it is because they are going to and from work.  Why are the women walking?  Perhaps to go to coffee shops or to get groceries.  Perhaps people who know Sweden well could comment.

Vice-mayor of Stockholm, the Green Party’s Daniel Helldén, admitted that “equality snow removal” had failed the city, and apologised to residents who had injured themselves as a result.

It is about equality they say.  But is it?  What might it really be about?

When the Red-Green coalition, comprising politicians from the Social Democratic Party, Green Party, Left Party, and Feminist Initiative, were elected to City Hall in 2014 the introduction of a “feminist” snow clearance was high on the agenda.

The Reds and the Greens together, what could have been better?  If Feminist Snow Removal is high on your agenda, then apparently there are not so many other problems to be solved.  Though somehow, I think there are.  Stockholm, being the capital, probably is living high off the hog, while the rest of the country is suffering from ignored issues.

But police last week said the system is so bad, with ambulances unable to make their way along Stockholm’s roads, it posed a danger to society. Officer Fredrik Ståhle branded the conditions for drivers in the city “deplorable”.

Once again, we see the results when Feminist Ideology meets reality.  It is not pretty.   This happens time and time again.  Can anybody come up with an aspect of Feminism that has been a net win for women?

 

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65 comments on “Feminist Snow Removal
  1. Farm Boy says:

    Has slutting around been a net win for women?

    Has climbing the corporate ladder been a net win for women?

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    It is about equality they say. But is it? What might it really be about?

    Perhaps punishing white men for being white men

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  3. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A four fold increase in broken bones? With that alone, this policy has been a disaster.

    Farm Boy,
    I can’t think of a single good idea that feminists have come up with. However, that they have made an issue out of snow removal tells me that they are running out of grievances. Maybe people will start ignoring them.

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  4. Cautiously Pessimistic says:

    Before deciding whether the policy failed, you have to determine what they were trying to accomplish.

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  5. Farm Boy says:

    Before deciding whether the policy failed, you have to determine what they were trying to accomplish.

    To punish white men?

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  6. I am not saying this is a net positive, but it struck me what this might be about is “change” or “being heard” or “contributing. It seems to be a female way, perhaps serves us well in our traditional sphere somehow, but when long held and effective/efficient ways of doing things are jettisoned for this reason, it’s rarely good.

    I have even done this in real life. Insisting we should do such and such different. Sometimes men have humor me and then I would later more often than not eat humble pie when my way indeed turned out to not be a “better” way.

    I know someone who lives part time in Sweden as she married a swede in college. I’ll have to ask her about her thoughts on life in Sweden. What she has said leads me to believe she’s not so keen on it…

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  7. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    “Before deciding whether the policy failed, you have to determine what they were trying to accomplish,”
    Keep hospital staff busy setting broken bones?

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  8. To clarify I mean this tendency in women to want change, be heard, etc. likely works in a traditional femal setting (the home, kids, womens activities). But when applied outside that to not traditionally female spheres, like snow removal, it doesn’t work so well.

    The older I get the more I see how very different the male and female minds are. We each have our strengths, and also weaknesses. We are not “the same.” Much misery and confusion has been caused by this Insistance that we are the same.

    And btw, whose idea was that? Lol 😉

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  9. Whose idea? Women’s! “Let’s change everything about men and women’s lives bc it will be better!” Ummmm, no. No it’s not. Feminism. Case in point.

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  10. SFC Ton says:

    Listen to girls is silly

    Unless she is saying “Daddys, I’ve been naughty and need a spanking”

    Otherwise, I promise you she doesn’t have much useful information to rely

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  11. Ame says:

    haha, Ton! when are we ever *not* naughty?! 😉

    oops … perhaps one should define *naughty* 🙂

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  12. Ame says:

    it’s still Thanksgiving here … so in the spirit of the day and season …

    I am thankful for:

    Spawny – Our Glorious Patriarch who owns this place and gives us freedom to speak through writing, chase rabbit trails, and be ourselves.

    Farm Boy – who seems to have no end to ideas and thoughts to share to stimulate conversation.

    Yoda – nothing like have ages old wisdom so readily available.

    Fuzzie – cause what is life without The Bear?!

    Ton – our AMOG.

    Sumo – our very own five-star chef with ninja skills!

    Cill – cause we can’t all sail the high seas.

    Molly – cause we always need a dose of fun and class.

    Choicy – who willingly shares the unending wisdom of the outback.

    Deti – unending wisdom stated clearly and concisely.

    Bloom – our hot-chick with smarts who can converse on multiple topics … and who reminds me of a beautiful flower 🙂

    BV – who always gives intelligent, thought provoking comments with bits of humor mixed in.

    Horseman – cause horses and a ranch and medicine and economics all-in-one.

    Cautiously Pessimistic – because pessimism always has its place.

    happyhousewifey – who brings intelligent, creative perspective from another land.

    Liz – whose presence and stories are dearly missed.

    Tarn – whose depth and caring heart are also dearly missed.

    and those i’ve missed … i’m sorry – let me know b/c i’m thankful for you, too 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving Y’all!

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  13. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Thank you, Ame.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Farm Boy says:

    You missed Moe

    Liked by 2 people

  15. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    You like Moe’s Neolithic perspective.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Ame says:

    ahhh, yes! how could i forget Moe!

    I am thankful for Moe who always quotes his Wise Ol’ Mum who is, indeed, very wise 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  17. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Looking at the title of this post, Feminist Snow Removal, I am having a hard time imagining a feminist removing snow. I can’t be the only one.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Farm Boy says:

    A Feminist might be able to remove snow with her hot air.

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Farm Boy says:

    And then there is JDG, FML, David Foster, RichardP, Darth Maul, Mrs. Yoda and Tarn’s Boobs

    Liked by 2 people

  20. @Ame blush… You are too kind! Thank you 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Spawny Get says:

    For the old timers (of JFG)

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  22. Spawny Get says:

    Our Trump moment was June 23rd remember. This video describes the events of the last couple of days

    Like

  23. SFC Ton says:

    Our Glorious Patriarch is the AMOG

    Even The Ton accepts his correction and direction

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  24. SFC Ton says:

    Too bad what happened J4G.

    Now I don’t get to thump my glorious chest about Trump’s election

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Spawny Get says:

    “Our Glorious Patriarch is the AMOG”
    LMAO. A very hands off patriarch me

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Farm Boy says:

    The Reds and the Greens together,

    Well, it is almost Christmastime.

    But with them, the government is Santa

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  27. SFC Ton says:

    A very hands off patriarch

    All the more to your credit

    Liked by 3 people

  28. Spawny Get says:

    When you have good people, you can let them roam freely. And that’s my very definite preference

    Liked by 3 people

  29. Spawny Get says:

    I chose the new top background because it’s my country’s democracy that’s most at threat at the moment, I reckon. (Video below)

    I may reconsider if the ridiculous recount issue in the US goes live. I thought Stein was recommending Trump over illary towards the end of the election, so what is she playing at? It’s my guess that if you did the recount nationally and removed the dead, the illegal voters and the multiple voters…Trump would win the legitimate popular vote (a view that I just pulled out of my arse, but that seems to be very prevalent in politics right now, so why not me too?)

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  30. mgtowhorseman says:

    http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/queens-university-costume-party-racist-code-conduct-1.3864531

    This from the people who brought you the u of t pronoun saga and the Dalhousie facebook trials.

    My son in law to be is a 4th year engineer at Queens. He stopped all socializing with classmates to avoid any posibility of an accusation blowing his degree.

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  31. happyhousewifey says:

    “When you have good people, you can let them roam freely”.
    And that is why dictatorships work better in some countries and our easybreezy criminal system needs to toughen up since mass immigration. People don’t hold themselves in check, then you need tyrants.

    Extrapolating, it doesn’t matter as much to more controlling men whether or not their women are decent?

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  32. happyhousewifey says:

    Hey, let’s be fair, it’s not just the UK! We voted NO on the EU constitution and they just renamed it the Lissabon treaty. We voted NO on Ukraine and they have been ignoring it for months. Many mainstream voices here have already spoken up against democracy (because the people voted ‘wrong’). They are suggesting adaptions, like a test before you get the right to vote, and some of them are outright saying to abolish it.

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  33. happyhousewifey says:

    http://ec.europa.eu/COMMFrontOffice/publicopinion/index.cfm/ResultDoc/download/DocumentKy/75837

    PDF of the research that questions Europeans of when rape is okay, may deserve a new post?

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  34. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horseman,
    I don’t blame your son in law. It has gotten beyond crazy. The thought did occur to me, are these institutions going to expect their alumni to donate later on in life when their memories of college are living in terror of false accusations?

    Like

  35. Farm Boy says:

    We all mess up every now and then — and that’s totally okay. But someone is probably getting fired for this mistake.

    Last night at 11PM EST, some unsuspecting viewers getting ready for a brand new episode of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown on CNN were surprised to see that scheduled programming had been replaced by 30 minutes of adult entertainment.

    http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2016/11/25/cnn-hardcore-porn/

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  36. Farm Boy says:

    The CEO of Reddit has admitted that he edited comments in a pro-Trump discussion board, saying he “messed with” some of the comments “for about an hour,” and has apologized.

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/reddit-ceo-admits-editing-pro-trump-users-comments/article/2608177

    Liked by 2 people

  37. Farm Boy says:

    The incoming Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) told a room of policymakers in Europe on Wednesday that “migration is not the problem but the solution”, and said politicians should ignore voters.

    http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/11/24/un-europe-migration-unstoppable/

    Like

  38. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    Perhaps it might be best if politicians ignored the Secretary General of the UN? Politicians ignoring their voters would be contrary to their duty.

    I had a thought about Feminist Snow Removal. I can see Big Red driving a snowplow. It would be equipped with a special horn that would yell “Patriarchy, Fuck Face!” and a number of other colorful expletives.

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  39. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny,
    It was. They have no idea what they are playing with.

    Liked by 1 person

  40. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    I never thought it would happen but a beer company produced a commercial that insulted its target consumer.

    Like

  41. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Criticism of Obama printed in USA Today written by Glenn Reynolds.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2016/11/24/men-feminism-infrastructure-education-incarceration-glenn-reynolds/94339786/

    I am still furious that all that money that was to go for infrastructure repair got diverted. It would have made a difference to working families.

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  42. Spawny Get says:

    #Winning ?
    http://www.americanthinker.com/

    Win win – source = rsbn

    “Brace yourselves: MORE WINNING !!!! A CASCADE of WINNING !!!!!

    “Arkansas Dem switches parties, hands GOP a supermajority in state house of representatives”

    “This is the stuff of nightmares for Democrat bosses. Already acutely
    aware of the down ballot disaster Obama has inflicted on the party, they now have to deal with abandonment, as ambitious politicians see the handwriting on the wall. This party is going nowhere for at least the present

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  43. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Something tells me, and it hasn’t started yet, that Obama’s presidency is going to be vilified and no historian will be able to salvage its reputation.

    Like

  44. Farm Boy says:

    There is a new post

    Like

  45. SFC Ton says:

    Historians are as liberal as it gets which makes it doubtful they will vilify Obama anytime soon
    They just come up with more spin regarding how White men are evil

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  46. Spawny Get says:

    Renowned for its investigative journalism the Sunday Sport is

    Liked by 1 person

  47. Yoda says:

    Brits know how to do tabloids they do

    Liked by 1 person

  48. Schneider beer
    Pirelli Tires
    Cambells soup
    Labatts Beer
    Marvel comics

    Is someone keeping a list?

    One day a marketing type is going to figure out the new sales demographics

    1. Women control the purchases in couples…oh wait what couples?
    2. Women buy more stuff…with the money they…..earn??? From pt work?
    3. Women buy stuff for kids…but as lower status babydaddies are all thats left for Child support??
    4. Men are still in stem and trades …..earning big bucks
    5. Those men now have no leeching dependents…so disposable income out the ass.

    6. Aàaaand we been shitting on them for a decade.

    (Why do I feel !ike the CBS exec from the 60s that cancelled StarTrek for Space Family Robinson?)

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  49. Yoda says:

    Write a guest post on the new sales demographic horse man should

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  50. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Horseman,
    We do need a list with reasons. Campbell’s Soup is going to be a problem. They dominate the market to the extent that they can’t take any more of it or they will be broken up.

    Star Trek was on NBC and Space Family Robinson preceded it. I don’t know what replaced Star Trek.

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  51. Sumo says:

    For the record, “five star” is inaccurate. More like “half a star” or maybe “the pointy end of one of a star’s arms”.

    Also, the real Thanksgiving was back in October, you silly Yanks (not referring to the Ton, of course).

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  52. Ame says:

    a five star chef with humility!

    and of course i’m silly – i’m a girl! 😉 🙂 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  53. Ame says:

    “And then there is JDG, FML, and Darth Maul”

    oops! my bad!

    i’m thankful for JDG, FML, and Darth Maul, regardless of how often or little they grace us with their comments 🙂

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  54. Ame says:

    Farm Boy says:
    25 November, 2016 at 8:23 am
    And then there is JDG, FML, David Foster, RichardP, Darth Maul, Mrs. Yoda and Tarn’s Boobs

    – – – – –

    oops!

    i’m thankful for David Foster and RichardP and Mrs. Yoda … but, guys, Tarn’s Boobs is pushing it 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  55. Ame says:

    Bloom – tis just the truth 🙂

    Like

  56. Ame says:

    Ton – you are absolutely correct; my bad.

    Spawny is absoutely our AMOG, without question.

    so … Ton is … our BS detector? our AMOG trainer for wannabe’s?

    Liked by 1 person

  57. Ame says:

    ““Our Glorious Patriarch is the AMOG”
    LMAO. A very hands off patriarch me”

    except for when you’re not; thank you, my friend. you’re welcome in my home anytime.

    Liked by 1 person

  58. SFC Ton says:

    Like a puny version of The Great I am, The Ton is merely The Ton. All the same mistakes and what not as the most of men

    Liked by 1 person

  59. Ame says:

    an honest man with a realistic view of himself tis rare, yes, tis rare indeed. it’s what makes you stand out as a man among men.

    (none of us can come close to comparing to The Great I Am)

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  60. Yoda says:

    Tarn’s Boobs is pushing it🙂🙂🙂

    Perhaps milked enough they have not

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  61. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I miss Tarn.

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