Ohio College Stops Construction Work Due To Use Of “Men Working” Sign

Grimco w211ra22_imgSinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio has forced a construction crew to stop working after workers put up a warning sign reading “Men Working.” According to the report below, the college declared that the sign was “sexist and non-inclusive” and had to be removed before any further work resumed.

A female college employee complained that she found the sign offensive. Sinclair’s director of public information Adam Murka explained that the college takes “quite seriously” its “deep commitment to diversity. I am not sure that this particular battle reinforces the serious nature of that commitment. I do think that the construction company should go with gender neutral signs like “Construction Zone” but the necessity of stopping such work over such a sign seems rather over the top to me. The concern may be that “construction zone” does not remind drivers of the presence of workers and “workers working” is a bit awkward.

What do you think?

Source: Daily Mail

94 thoughts on “Ohio College Stops Construction Work Due To Use Of “Men Working” Sign”

  1. Gene: “Caution – Fleshy Headed Mutants In Roadway!

    They hate our Freeways

  2. The term “man” at one time was inclusive unless specifically meaning “a man”. Mankind, “works of man”, etc., meant all. I do understand the bias and the application of that bias, but the term was still inclusive.

    Stopping construction work because “Men at Work” is offensive is ludicrous. Giving worth to hypersensitivity is not a good road to go down to reach a destination, as it never ends. At least she didn’t swoon (that’s a reference to IQs, pools, and higher Math and Physics).

    Change the signs over time to “Workers”.

  3. Gene wrote”

    I propose “Caution – Fleshy Headed Mutants In Roadway!”
    Beware, radiation has made them an enemy of civilization. Take off Eh?

  4. Why is the sign so generic? These folks aren’t practicing law, they’re digging or jack hammering and such. Men at work sounds so innocuous. Better to say something like Avoid death, go around. And changing words on a sign won’t do Jack to affect diversity in the crew that’s working.

  5. BarkinDog, methinks you are having WAY too much fun with this topic!!!

    I can’t STAND it when people get all PC all the time, it’s one of the things that annoys the snot out of me!

    Chick SERIOUSLY needs to get a life! But what is way worse, is that the college LISTENED to her! People are truly insane and need to get a grip!

    Can you imagine what it would really be like to be living inside a person that could get that worked up with a word on a sign? Makes me shudder to think about it!

  6. Nick,

    Why would you think someone would be upset….. Nah…. Everybody gets along here…..

    I was just talking to my daughter about this…. Apparently she’s been looking… She’s 18…. She thinks this is funny…..

  7. If you want the cars to slow down and keep a lookout the post a sign that says: Women Copulating Ahead

  8. “They who have put out the peoples eyes reproach them of their blindness.” – John Milton

    In modern parlance that would be: “Well, feed me garlic and call me stinky.” – Balki Bartokomous

  9. Anonymously Yours 1, December 4, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Hey, dredd and nick…. You better apologize for your inappropriate statements…. Your not being PC today……
    Resistance is futile.

    Scientific classifications are PC.

  10. Sounds to me like some Ohio college employees have FAR too much time on their hands. Get a life, people. Find a cause to support that actually DOES some good rather than some silly PC whining.

  11. The school just likes the song “Down Under”, but got the band name a little off.

  12. junctionshamus,

    The really funny part of that video you posted is that the band Men At Work got sued about that song and lost.

  13. Is it true that there are not men working while they itchBay about some sign language. What are they? Deaf? College kids always get hung up on sign language.

  14. itchinBayDog says that it is unfair that WordPress, which is the censor for JT on this blog, will not let her print her name on the blog without the pig latin yet they will print the word twat.

  15. itchinBayDog says that my use of vernacular and scientific is improper. The sign should read: Six dongs and a twat straiight ahead. Slow the f down.

    They dont need no roads around that college.

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