Roadwork: Women as “Other”

I passed this on a field trip to Hatfield today. After our numerous discussions of the notion of women as “other” and opposite of men, the bright orange sign has new meaning to me.

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Here are some more courtesy of Google images…

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4 thoughts on “Roadwork: Women as “Other”

  1. I’ve actually seen these signs in Amherst twice and each time, I laughed. I think it’s more than “accepting the male body as the norm,” as Derya says, but about the implied fragility of women and children — men are working here, which implies that its a dangerous situation in a way that wouldn’t be implied if it said “Women Working.”

  2. I saw this sign at Amherst and two seconds later I actually saw a woman working with the men. (or were the men working with HER?)

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