This year, PD has talked a fair amount about the Progressive genius pouring from Sweden, and the Swedish genius idea for today is in a class all its own.
After the first snow, Stockholm’s new “Gender Equal” approach to snow shoveling has proved to be a bit problematic.
No, by “Gender Equal” approach they don’t mean making sure there is a quota of at least 50% female snow shovelers, by rather that since there’s some settled science that women are more likely to use sidewalks, those should be cleared first, instead of the roads.
Side note: Women use sidewalks more than men? There’s got to be an innuendo somewhere there.
Anyways, like all Progressive plans this one ended as a gigantic clusterfuck, resulting in hours of standstill traffic, closed schools, and people unable to actually get to the office.
Talk about progress.