West Hartford Girl Gives Lesson on Gender Equality

Isabella Glynn spoke before the Connecticut legislature's transportation committee last week, voicing her concerns about "Men at Work" signs.

An 11-year-old girl had an unique opportunity to testify in from the of the Connecticut legislature's transportation committee last week about the "Men at Work" construction signs which she feels send the wrong message.

According to an article in CT News Junkie, Isabella Glynn was testifying along with Teresa Younger, executive director of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.

“I’m an 11-year-old girl and I know that men would not like it if the work signs said ‘women at work,’” Glynn is quoted as saying during the hearing.

According to CT News Junkie, Transportation Commissioner James P. Redeker said the DOT’s construction signs already are gender neutral – stating simply "Work Zone."

Some local signage, however, may not be, and Glynn proposed that any new signs purchased by municipalities be gender neutral, rather than incurring the expense of changing them all at once.

“Please help make this world a fairer place,” she is quoted as saying.

Glynn was also interviewed by NBC Connecticut regarding her proposal.


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