Skip to comments.Thomas the Tank Engine needs more female trains, Labour MP says
Posted on 12/27/2013 5:56:44 AM PST by Olog-hai
Thomas the Tank Engine is setting a poor example to children and needs more female engines to encourage girls to become train drivers, Labours shadow transport secretary has said.
Mary Creagh described the lack of female train drivers in Britain as a national scandal and said that childrens television shows and negative stereotypes are partly to blame. [ ]
Mrs. Creagh said that train companies need to offer female drivers more flexible working hours so they can care for their children. She said: There are quite a lot of stereotypical attitudes in the industry. I was talking to one freight operator who said, We think women dont like working night shifts, and I said, Well, have you told that to all the NHS nurses who work nights in hospitals across the country, and probably do it for half the pay of train drivers?
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All wrong on so many levels.
LOL....Brits are socialist control freaks. They are only slightly worse than the Obama idiots, but we are closing in fast. Obama happily signs cuts in soldiers’ pensions between rounds of golf on his $4,000,000 taxpayer-funded vacation, but his slobbering media lap dogs emphasize the fact that he signed a bill against sexual harassment in the military.
Didn’t conservatives correctly predict exactly this problem when the Left was pushing women troops in their never-ending social experimenting in the
military? Civilian control of the military is a mistake then Leftists are in control of the government because they have not one shred of common sense.
tomasina, the mt tank
Mrs Creagh also said that mechanical comprehension tests taken by prospective train drivers could discriminate against women.
She said: You dont need mechanical competence to drive a train any more. Previous research has indicated that it could be a disadvantage to minority groups, so the question is why is it still in there from a legal point of view, because it could amount to indirect discrimination.
Empty-headed Labour Party drivel.
“So many comments.
All wrong on so many levels.”
But resist, we much we must and we will much about that be committed.
Drivel it is.
She should see some of the regulations that the Federal Railroad Administration puts out, by our own leftists. I think she might faint . . .
We have enough “strong females” in those stupid Hunger Games films. Is that enough?
These fools can’t possibly know how stupid they look.
I can not imagine the depths of insanity these fools can stoop to. Does nothing too insignificant escape their attention?
No Justice, No Peace!
There is a goal, and it is to destroy the God-given roles of men and women in order to make the family unit a non-necessity.
Just don’t say anything about the junk in her caboose.
Sorry,ladies,I just couldn't help myself.
You need to pay attention to spellcheck...it's "no justice,no peas".
Maybe Creagh would have all the steamers in that show converted to “cleaner-burning” oil or gas.