Skip to comments.Democrat wants grants for women's restrooms in fire stations (promotes gender equity)
Posted on 12/26/2011 3:22:55 PM PST by Libloather
Democrat wants grants for women's restrooms in fire stations
By Pete Kasperowicz - 12/26/11 10:50 AM ET
Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) has proposed legislation that would let fire stations around the country apply for grants of up to $100,000 to build women's restrooms, showers and changing facilities.
The Fairness in Restrooms Existing in Stations (FIRE Stations) Act, H.R. 3753, says these grants would help promote gender equity in fire houses. The findings of the legislation says most were built with a "single-gender workforce" in mind, that 50 percent of all fire departments do not have any women employees, and that women make up just 3.7 percent of all firefighters.
"[A] few fire departments still assign women only to stations that have facilities for women, limiting the potential for promotion and advancement for women," the bill adds.
Under the bill, the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) could make grants to eligible fire stations to upgrade their restrooms to "create more equitable conditions for women firefighters." To be eligible, fire stations would have to submit an application to DHS that shows they have a "commitment to increasing the number of women firefighters," and that funds received would not be used to displace any personnel.
Priority would also be given to stations that have chemical facilities, refineries or other high-risk industries within their jurisdiction.
The bill limits grants to $100,000 per fire station, but does not put any final limit on the amount that could be spent. Instead, it authorizes the appropriation of "such sums as may be necessary to carry out this Act."
Let em use a friggin bucket...
Fabric shops employ less than 5% men, and we Alllllll know it’s cuz of hhhhhhhHHHHHHHATE....!
Women Firefighters: The Gender Boondoggle
All the issues out there . .all the spending we can’t afford
And this vote seeking b**** wants this . incredible.
So, you're saying we aren't flush with cash?
Sooo, you’re saying we flush with cash??
Why spend thousands for a new restroom when a five dollar lock would suffice?
Yeah, give em a grant for five bucks.
You missed the biggest point of the story.
The department of homeland security wil gve out the grants.
I watched a show on TV one day. It was a Firefighters Rodeo kind of.
Games such as running up steps with hose , carrying weights up ladders, different things Fireghters are required to do turned into contests.
The thing that truly pissed me off was that there were two classes of participants, men and women. Now there arent two pay scales, they all get paid the same. That would mean that all are required to be able to participate together.fact is they cannot.
Standards have been lowered to bring in women. When you lower the standards you not only bring in the women who cannot meet the higher requirement, you bring in men who cannot meet them either.
Of course Chief Officers when interviewed will tell you that the women are doing great. They lie.
They know which side their bread is buttered on./
They know that if they say these women aren’t worth a sh*t that is the last promotion they will see. So: They lie.
What about a law that would some how make women fire fighters the physical equivalent of male fire fighters? Regardless of what PC a**hats say, the test given to women are not the same physical test given to the men. We have women fire fighters that are not capable of dragging out victims let alone their fellow fire fighters.
Hell, doesn’t a lock on the door do it?
If it weren't true it would make for a great stand up routine.
When it comes to laws we now have EVERYTHING on the books but the kitchen sink.....literally.
Looks like someone just couldn’t wait.
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