A piece in today’s Telegraph:
“Green woman” traffic lights which “challenge” gender representations have been installed across London.
New lights featuring six specially designed designs have been installed at 20 locations across the capital by Transport for London (TfL) to mark International Women’s Day.
TfL said that the designs are inspired by the theme for International Women’s Day this year to “challenge norms” and the specially designed symbols “veer away from the common, narrow representations of women”.
“They depict a diverse range of women and challenge the common image of a woman in a dress to signify gender,” a spokesperson said.
“The reimagined symbols serve as a reminder of the huge contribution women make to all aspects of society, including the transport network, and improve the visibility of women on London’s streets.”
Among the new designs, which will feature on London’s roads for a “limited period”, include depictions of a woman wearing high heels, a larger sized woman, [J4MB: Translation – a fat woman] and a woman wearing flat shoes with a ponytail. [J4MB: How would you attach a ponytail to flat shoes? The world’s gone mad, I tell you!]
The new traffic lights have been installed at more than 20 locations such as Exhibition Road, high streets including Tottenham and Clapham and by popular stations including King’s Cross St. Pancras, Brixton Tube station, and Hyde Park Corner by Constitution Hill, City of Westminster.
Felicity Luckett, TfL’s Asset Operations Performance Manager, said: “We are excited to have created a set of new diverse green woman pedestrian crossings to mark International Women’s Day. [J4MB: Felicity Luckett – a limerick writer’s dream name. She’s clearly an easily excited lady.]
“It is important we commemorate the hard work, contributions and success of women across London every day and even more so on International Women’s Day.
“We hope that by increasing the visibility of women with these signals in public and shared spaces, Londoners will be reminded of the huge contributions of women.” [J4MB: How would that work? Have signals with images of men reminded Londoners of the huge contributions of men, or is this all a steaming great pile of virtue-signalling bullshit (sorry, cow shit). Answers on a postcard, please.]
The traffic lights were produced for free by Siemens Mobility, who installed them alongside TfL’s partners, Telent and Cubic. The designs have been created in line with the safety features of the green man figure, ensuring pedestrians relying on the green signal to cross the road can still recognise the cue indicating it is safe to do so.
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