WOMEN at Work Above at Vanderbilt Mansion – Photophile Musings

Women working above sign

This photo was taken at a construction site on the Vanderbilt Mansion Historic Site in Hyde Park, New York on August 21, 2021. The sign was a warning for construction workers working above the sidewalk, but apparently, female members of the construction crew took exception to the sign saying “men” and wrote in the letters W and O with a black Sharpie. I definitely approve of this, and I feel these signs probably should be more neutrally worded in terms of gender. “Construction Workers Above” would have been perfectly sufficient. Don’t you think?

Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.
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