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Petrol Pumps are sexist apparently!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, Jan 22, 2020.

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  2. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Sexist is OK. The world is designed to meet the needs of men.
    ilovesooty likes this.
  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Then she needs to find a bloke to fill the car for her!
  4. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Well it had a happy outcome I suppose.

    It has become such an issue for Melanie that she's planning to buy an electric car to avoid filling up at the pump again.
  5. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    I'll tell you what annoys me:
    wash basins, hand dryers and mirrors which are TOO HIGH.

    Is it sexist or sizeist? I don't care. Except they're clearly installed by people taller than me, so:
    - I wash my hands, and water runs up my arms as I have to reach up to get my hands under the tap;
    - I dry my hands, and water runs up my arms as I reach up to put my hands under the dryer;
    - I can only see the top half of my face in the mirror.

    If they were installed lower tall people would still be able to access them easily.

    The probability is that they were installed by men, with no thought for the fact that females, on average, are shorter.
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I'm told when I'm near a petrol pump it is sexiest.


    OK I'll get my coat... whatevs!
  7. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    But what if they had a bad back or arthritic knees so they couldn't get down to them?
  8. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    It's so hard, isn't it?
    I'm only talking 20cm or so!
    Perhaps they should be installed at staggered heights....;)
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I so read this wrong.
    chelsea2 and lizziescat like this.
  10. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    I so know what you mean.

    Longer mirrors would help.
    grumpydogwoman and chelsea2 like this.
  11. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

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  12. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    You would....
    lanokia likes this.
  13. T34

    T34 Established commenter

    No, women are designed to meet the needs of men.
    blazer likes this.
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Popcorn time!
    Jamvic and blazer like this.
  15. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Corrected that for you.:D
  16. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    I haven't said this for a while, Prevert!
    primarycat and Jamvic like this.
  17. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Our M&S has sinks, mirrors and dryers at the different levels. My grandchildren think it's great. The toilets and door locks are all the same height though.
    Jamvic likes this.
  18. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    In most loo mirrors I can only glimpse the top of my head.

    Rosie, vertically challenged.
    Jamvic likes this.
  19. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Some places are more thoughtful
    Jamvic likes this.
  20. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    I'm guessing that you are too young to remember when the staff at petrol stations filled up for you. And cleaned your windscreen and checked your oil...safer, and much better for meeting different size/mobility needs. Not sure that the world is designed to meet the needs of men...dads are far less likely to be awarded custody, sexual/physical violence against men is often treated as a joke (police say far fewer men dare report) and me ca be physically smaller than some women...one young woman at an office I onceworked in was shrieking about how sexist it was that the office was too cold for women, as the temperature was set for men-some of the older ladies told her that she was being ageist as menopausal women tended to find it too hot. Think she once complained about 'ladies' being a offensive term. This same lady/woman/person showed little concern about the deaf people in her office-in fact she seemed to have no time for thinking about what might help people with different disabilities, which affects quality of life far more than sex or height.

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