Monday, July 14, 2008


City to take down sexist signs
ATLANTA (UPI) -- Atlanta officials said they would remove "Men At Work" signs from the city after an outspoken women's magazine editor complained they are discriminatory.

Cynthia Good, 48, editor of Atlanta-based PINK Magazine, called on officials last week to take down signs reading "Men At Work" or "Men Working Ahead," the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday.

Public Works Commissioner Joe Basista said he would satisfy Good's request by replacing 50 old signs with new ones reading simply "Workers Ahead."

"We're calling on the rest of the nation to follow suit and make a statement that we will not accept these subtle forms of discrimination," Good said.

Good demanded the signs be taken down after Atlanta authorities tracked her down at work last month on suspicion she painted "wo" onto a sign reading "Men At Work," the newspaper said.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

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