Long gone are the days of Viking warriors.
On March 7, 2017, to show their solidarity with International Women’s Day, the board of directors of Byggnads, a construction workers trade union in Stockholm, Sweden, tweeted a picture of themselves wearing pink pussy hats and lamented that “the construction industry is 99% men”.
“Today on International’s Women’s Day we want to pay attention to all you women in the construction industry and tell you how much you’re needed and the respect we have for you because you dare to break gender roles.
We know we’re going to have to endure some jibes, mainly from other men, because we are standing here in our pink, home-knitted hats. But to us it is an act of solidarity.
God knows we’re not perfect. We ARE a bunch of white middle-aged men. Sometimes we put our foot in our mouth. Often we hear it ourselves and apologize. Sometimes we don’t notice it ourselves; please tell us and give us a red card. So that we learn for next time.
We ARE a bunch of white, middle-aged men. But at least we’re wearing pink hats.”
Byggnads’ pussy-hat pic elicited an enthusiastic response from another male Swede named Henrik Brink @henrikbrink2:
“I love you! Thank you for doing something!”
But another male, TOMMY L. KY @liberalasiat, sensibly points out:
“How does this [men wearing pussy hats] affect equality and inequality in the construction industry at all?”
H/t Swedish photographer Peter Sweden @PeterSweden7 who chronicles his country’s descent into chaos and violence from Muslim “refugees”.
Dr. Eowyn’s post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds