Hear hear! Perhaps the most gender-biased profession around is the
garbage-collection business. Have you EVER seen a woman collecting
your garbage? I never have.
I bet the reason for this atrocious inequality is because people tend
to refer to the guys as "dustmen". Not "dustpeople" or anything
gender-neutral like that. "Dustmen". Oh the horror!
Just imagine all the young girls who, if left to their own devices,
would grow up to be proud trash-disposal technicians. But because of
our insensitive use of language they are discouraged from a very young
I demand a stop to it now!