OT: Firewomen (was [YAEUT] Lexical variation survey)
|Date:||Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 22:39|
>Benct Philip Jonsson <melroch@...> wrote:
>There has been a lot of talk about 'female firemen' _kvinnliga
>brandmÃ¤n_ in our newspaper lately, since very few of them pass the
>required phys test, and some consider that a case of gender
>discrimination. I for one can't get my head around why they can't be
>called _brandkvinnor_ 'firewomen'! As for the phys tests I don't
>know what to think...
I know what to think. I believe in equal opportunity employment as
long as the applicant can do the work. But I don't want a woman
climbing up a ladder to rescue me from a burning building who can't
carry my 250 lb. back down the ladder over her shoulder.