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   College demands construction crews remove sexist "Men Working" sign. As a result, several students injured after falling into personhole

03 Dec 2012 08:46 PM   |   15147 clicks   |   National Review
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cman    [TotalFark]  
Amigos
Amigas
Amigos

No lady complains when they are included in "amigos" concerning a collective group.

Its not all about sexism, it is about linguistics.

Lets look at the etymology of the word "man"

From Middle English man, from Old English mann ("human being, person, man"), from Proto-Germanic *mann- ("human being, man"), probably from Proto-Indo-European *man- ("man") (cf. also *men- ("mind"). Cognate with West Frisian man, Dutch man, German Mann ("man"), Norwegian mann ("man"), Russian муж (muž, "male person"), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬥𐬱 (manuš), Sanskrit मनु (manu, "human being").

While the word "man" to describe humans collectively is certainly going out of style, even today the word still retains that meaning.

/However, other Germanic languages have moved on to use "mensch" or something similar (cognate in English is obsolete "mannish") instead of using "man" in a collective sense
//English, however, is really one farked up language
///Stop making stupid things into big farking problems

03 Dec 2012 08:39 PM
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Because People in power are Stupid    [TotalFark]  
Jump down the shelters to get away
The boys are cockin' up their guns
Tell us general, is it party time?
If it is can we all cum

Don't think that we don't know
Don't think that we're not trying
Don't think we move too slow
It's no use after crying
Saying

It's a mistake, it's a mistake

03 Dec 2012 08:40 PM
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vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
Where did this happen?

Berkeley? Ithaca? Wellesley?

Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH? What?

03 Dec 2012 08:40 PM
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Dr.Zom     
Fake.

03 Dec 2012 08:47 PM
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iheartscotch    [TotalFark]  
There is a reason those signs exist; people are dumb.

/ and so is fanatical political correctness

03 Dec 2012 08:48 PM
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Satanic_Hamster     
Non-National Review source? Not that I'm calling them liars, but liars on the right make up crap like this all the time.

03 Dec 2012 08:49 PM
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untaken_name     
So, how many of the construction crew were women? Was the sign literally true?

03 Dec 2012 08:49 PM
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gunther_bumpass     

vernonFL: Where did this happen?

Berkeley? Ithaca? Wellesley?

Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH? What?


Well, the administrator's probably from one of those places.

03 Dec 2012 08:49 PM
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culebra     
Sounds legit.

03 Dec 2012 08:49 PM
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wambu     
This from an institution of higher learning?

OK

03 Dec 2012 08:49 PM
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tlchwi02     

Dr.Zom: Fake.


yup. every reference to it is to NRO and they don't source it. bunch of crap

03 Dec 2012 08:50 PM
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gilgigamesh    [TotalFark]  
That there's a HOTY candidate.

Well done, Subby.

03 Dec 2012 08:50 PM
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Vegan Meat Popsicle     
National Review, eh?

So did it not happen or was what happened nothing like the presented headline?

BS source is BS.

03 Dec 2012 08:51 PM
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rockforever     
Headline is awesome.

03 Dec 2012 08:51 PM
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Arkanaut     

cman: Amigos
Amigas
Amigos

No lady complains when they are included in "amigos" concerning a collective group.

Its not all about sexism, it is about linguistics.

Lets look at the etymology of the word "man"

From Middle English man, from Old English mann ("human being, person, man"), from Proto-Germanic *mann- ("human being, man"), probably from Proto-Indo-European *man- ("man") (cf. also *men- ("mind"). Cognate with West Frisian man, Dutch man, German Mann ("man"), Norwegian mann ("man"), Russian муж (muž, "male person"), Avestan 𐬨𐬀𐬥𐬱 (manuš), Sanskrit मनु (manu, "human being").

While the word "man" to describe humans collectively is certainly going out of style, even today the word still retains that meaning.

/However, other Germanic languages have moved on to use "mensch" or something similar (cognate in English is obsolete "mannish") instead of using "man" in a collective sense
//English, however, is really one farked up language
///Stop making stupid things into big farking problems


Or you could just say "people".

03 Dec 2012 08:52 PM
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whither_apophis     
To better reflect reality, they changed the signs to

MEN "WORKING"

03 Dec 2012 08:52 PM
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tortilla burger     
The sign really should read, "LOOK DOWN"

03 Dec 2012 08:53 PM
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tinfoil-hat maggie    [TotalFark]  
What wrong with men at work?

03 Dec 2012 08:53 PM
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Bonanza Jellybean     
Cis-gravitied scum shoulda checked their privilege.

03 Dec 2012 08:54 PM
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untaken_name     

Arkanaut: Or you could just say "people".


"Hey, I saw two people and a people arguing over at this one people's house."
"Secret: Strong enough for a people, but made for a people."

What about bathroom signs? Do you go in the one marked "People" or the one marked "People"?

03 Dec 2012 08:54 PM
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zerkalo     
Piso Mojadowned via BS

03 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
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Amos Quito     
img.chan4chan.com

Pic of the construction site?

03 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
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rev. dave     
This is stupid. Idealism is normal in college, but adults should not allow it to go too far.

03 Dec 2012 08:55 PM
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Ehcks     

Arkanaut: Or you could just say "people".


The singular for people is person. SEXIST!

03 Dec 2012 08:56 PM
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12349876     
Let's compromise and put up "women working" signs in front of all kitchens.

03 Dec 2012 08:56 PM
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cig-mkr     
Construction Persons Working ?

03 Dec 2012 08:58 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     
What a NSFW personhole might look like. (I had to suffer, so should you.)

03 Dec 2012 08:59 PM
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Ehcks     

Fark Rye For Many Whores: What a NSFW personhole might look like. (I had to suffer, so should you.)


Fark disagrees.

03 Dec 2012 08:59 PM
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Snarcoleptic_Hoosier    [TotalFark]  
If you go to the right kind of areas, you can see signs that say "Men" Working.

/Don't judge me

03 Dec 2012 09:00 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     

Fark Rye For Many Whores: What a NSFW personhole might look like. (I had to suffer, so should you.)


Uh ok that should be http://goatkcd.com/1038/ I don't know what this 403 error is for.

03 Dec 2012 09:00 PM
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MadAzza     
Hey, idiots, Subby lied. Read the story. Nobody fell.

Oh, what the hell, go ahead and whine and cry about the biatches wantin' their equality, so that's what they get, hurr durr durr.

03 Dec 2012 09:00 PM
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Fark Rye For Many Whores     
farm3.staticflickr.com

03 Dec 2012 09:02 PM
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traylor     
Aliens Working?

03 Dec 2012 09:02 PM
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Hector Remarkable     
That's an awful word, subby. Personhole.

03 Dec 2012 09:02 PM
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vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
www.manageyourshapeblog.com

03 Dec 2012 09:04 PM
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Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     
If they wanted to be accurate, those signs should read "Illegals Working"

03 Dec 2012 09:04 PM
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WhippingBoy     

untaken_name: So, how many of the construction crew were women? Was the sign literally true?


Of course not. It was construction work, not updating Facebook.

03 Dec 2012 09:05 PM
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pseudowho     
"Men at work" is admittedly easier to fit on a sign than

"Statistically likely to be men at work, but possibly might in admittedly rare circumstances be men and a woman working. By the way, watch your step."

03 Dec 2012 09:06 PM
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vernonFL    [TotalFark]  
CAUTION

blog.paulayoung.com

WOMEN WORKING

03 Dec 2012 09:10 PM
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Jim_Callahan     
Yo dawg, in English when you have a group of unspecified or mixed gender you use the male form of the pronoun.

This is like middle-school English motherfarker, if you can't deal with that as a college professor please turn in your credentials for immediate incineration.

03 Dec 2012 09:10 PM
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nytmare     

12349876: Let's compromise and put up "women working" signs in front of all kitchens.


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03 Dec 2012 09:12 PM
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Bedstead Polisher     
I wish I had that person's problems.

Does the sign convey a possible construction hazard? Then it did its job.

03 Dec 2012 09:13 PM
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de_Selby     

MadAzza: Hey, idiots, Subby lied. Read the story. Nobody fell.

Oh, what the hell, go ahead and whine and cry about the biatches wantin' their equality, so that's what they get, hurr durr durr.


Hey, idiot. It's fark. It's not news.

03 Dec 2012 09:14 PM
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That Guy...From That Show!     
The story doesn't mention if the sign was factual.

Were there actually men working or not?

03 Dec 2012 09:15 PM
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nmemkha     
WARNING
Non-Sandwich Making
Activity Ahead

03 Dec 2012 09:17 PM
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davidphogan     

MadAzza: Hey, idiots, Subby lied. Read the story. Nobody fell.

Oh, what the hell, go ahead and whine and cry about the biatches wantin' their equality, so that's what they get, hurr durr durr.


Obviously the Lamestream Media and other libby factions made subby make things up just to make a bastion for truth and reality like NRO is look bad. For their next trick they'll turn foetuses into whine.

03 Dec 2012 09:19 PM
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occamswrist     

That Guy...From That Show!: The story doesn't mention if the sign was factual.

Were there actually men working or not?


Exactly. The sign was suppose to read:

"Men Working Sometimes"

03 Dec 2012 09:19 PM
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titwrench     
This is just overkill not one person fell down under.

03 Dec 2012 09:20 PM
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fredbox     
10,000! 10,000! 10,000!

03 Dec 2012 09:20 PM
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hasty ambush     
A construction crew working on the campus of Ohio's Sinclair Community College was forced to halt work until it removed a "Men Working" sign that was deemed "sexist" by a college administrator 

It certainly offers proof that academia is not made up of our best or our brightest.

03 Dec 2012 09:21 PM
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