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Thomas the Tank Engine needs more female trains, Labour MP says
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:48AM GMT 27 Dec 2013 | Steven Swinford and Olivia Rudgard

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, Labour’s shadow transport secretary has said.

Mary Creagh described the lack of female train drivers in Britain as a “national scandal” and said that children’s 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 don’t 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?’” …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Chit/Chat; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: labour; liberalagenda; railways; uk

1 posted on 12/27/2013 5:56:45 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
So many comments.

All wrong on so many levels.

2 posted on 12/27/2013 5:59:01 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: Mrs. B.S. Roberts
PING!


3 posted on 12/27/2013 6:01:13 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: N. Theknow
Incredible that she had the nerve to bring up NHS nurses, too. All she did was highlight the abuse that government is heaping upon them.
4 posted on 12/27/2013 6:04:04 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

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.


5 posted on 12/27/2013 6:04:39 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Olog-hai

for later


6 posted on 12/27/2013 6:04:41 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: N. Theknow

tomasina, the mt tank


7 posted on 12/27/2013 6:09:34 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Olog-hai
From the article:

Mrs Creagh also said that mechanical comprehension tests taken by prospective train drivers could discriminate against women.

She said: “You don’t 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.

8 posted on 12/27/2013 6:16:10 AM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: N. Theknow

“So many comments.
All wrong on so many levels.”

“But resist, we much… we must… and we will much… about… that… be committed.”


9 posted on 12/27/2013 6:17:57 AM PST by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: Scoutmaster

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 . . .


10 posted on 12/27/2013 6:20:02 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

We have enough “strong females” in those stupid Hunger Games films. Is that enough?


11 posted on 12/27/2013 6:26:24 AM PST by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: N. Theknow

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?


12 posted on 12/27/2013 6:26:46 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Autonomous User

No Justice, No Peace!


13 posted on 12/27/2013 6:29:32 AM PST by Patriot95
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To: Clemenza

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.


14 posted on 12/27/2013 6:31:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Olog-hai
This isn't the first time Thomas has been attacked by liberals for being sexist:

Free Republic Thread 2009 - Thomas the Tank Engine attacked for 'conservative political ideology'


15 posted on 12/27/2013 6:35:10 AM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Olog-hai

Just don’t say anything about the junk in her caboose.


16 posted on 12/27/2013 6:46:49 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Olog-hai

Sorry,ladies,I just couldn't help myself.

17 posted on 12/27/2013 7:01:53 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Patriot95
No Justice, No Peace!

You need to pay attention to spellcheck...it's "no justice,no peas".

18 posted on 12/27/2013 7:08:50 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Olog-hai
What woman would want to shovel coal?

Natalie Wood

19 posted on 12/27/2013 7:14:21 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

Maybe Creagh would have all the steamers in that show converted to “cleaner-burning” oil or gas.


20 posted on 12/27/2013 7:20:01 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Gay State Conservative

Sorry,ladies,I just couldn’t help myself.

***
I’m a lady, and I love it! Don’t apologize.


21 posted on 12/27/2013 7:27:23 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Bigg Red

Google “Lionel Corporation Girls’ Train Set”.

With its pink frosted locomotive & tender, plus pastel shaded box cars, the Girls’ Train Set was the worst known marketing decision ever until the Edsel and New Coke.

It was finally realized that girls who wanted Lionel trains for Christmas wanted the exact same models as boys did.


22 posted on 12/27/2013 7:38:17 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

I thought all oil tankers and box cars were female . . . (ducking)


23 posted on 12/27/2013 7:49:43 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Olog-hai

I wish my biggest problem in life was worrying about how many female trains there are in “Thomas the Tank Engine.”


24 posted on 12/27/2013 8:38:05 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!

What sex is the train she rides to work?


25 posted on 12/27/2013 10:51:57 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: P.O.E.

Natalie Would?


26 posted on 12/27/2013 10:53:20 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: P.O.E.
What woman would want to shovel coal?

Or pull a train.

27 posted on 12/27/2013 10:56:28 AM PST by tacticalogic
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To: elcid1970

It was finally realized that girls who wanted Lionel trains for Christmas wanted the exact same models as boys did.

&&&
Yeah, all 6 of them that actually wanted such a thing.

These feminazis are so annoying. There are mohammedans ruling parts of England with sharia law, and there are mohammedans who kidnap and rape English girls to use them as prostitutes, and this dimbulb is wasting time and energy on the fact that not enough women drive trains.


28 posted on 12/27/2013 11:23:18 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Bigg Red

The funniest part about the Lionel girl’s train was dealers repainting the locomotives black so that they would finally sell.

Decades later, unscrupulous collectors were repainting common black locomotives pink & fobbing them off as original girl’s train set.

I suppose Thomas the Tank Engine will soon have a gay colleague cruising along the tracks. Maybe that one will be painted pink, who knows?


29 posted on 12/27/2013 12:24:00 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: P.O.E.

I’d shovel a mile of her coal just to see where it came from.     =;^P


30 posted on 12/27/2013 2:04:44 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: elcid1970

I suppose Thomas the Tank Engine will soon have a gay colleague cruising along the tracks.

***
With the way the homosexual activists have taken over the production of children’s programs, I am surprised that is not already the case.


31 posted on 12/27/2013 2:04:47 PM PST by Bigg Red (Let the lying lips be dumb, which speak insolently against the righteous in pride and contempt.--Ps3)
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To: Clemenza

Have you ever seen the satire called “Starvation Games?” Kinda funny. You’re right, the Hunger Games movies are stupid and depressing.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 7:36:11 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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