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OT: Firewomen (was [YAEUT] Lexical variation survey)

From:caeruleancentaur <caeruleancentaur@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 6, 2008, 22:39
>Benct Philip Jonsson <melroch@...> wrote:
>There has been a lot of talk about 'female firemen' _kvinnliga >brandmän_ 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. Charlie


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>Firewomen