Short and Angry rant today.
The Wife posted a picture of the boy in a Fireman’s Hat with the following status:
Most comments were the standard “Your son is so cute” and “his father must be a great looking guy” but one really annoyed me. It is the kind of political correct bullshit that ends with kids not being able to play with a ball during recess.
This particular person is such a nice and warm person, but very liberal and I knew that was a direct dig at the word firemen. You know what? It is just fireman.
Women in Firefighting
For some reason unbeknownst to me there is a wikipedia page on the topic that I am going to pull some stats from:
- Germany – Female professional firefighters number about 559 (1.4% of the total)
- Hong Kong – As of 2003, there were 111 uniformed females, but only 8 were operational firefighters.
- Japan – As of 2003 the Tokyo Fire Department had 666 female firefighters, 3.8% of the total (There may have been a push to increase this number since then)
- Netherlands – 3.3%
- UK – 3.1%
- US – As of 2.2%
So none of those very industrialized countries break 4% and we must throw out the word fireman? Nope not going to do it. My older brother is a proud FIREMAN for the FDNY.