Saturday, January 09, 2010

The Lady Would Like You to Stop

Bizarrely anthropomorphic and even more bizarrely gendered logo I spotted on the back of an electronic road sign:

anthropomorphic_stop_sign

The decision to personify something in the non-literary sense is odd enough. But my feminist leanings be damned, it seems even odder for someone to make something human-like and pointlessly female, though I suppose some motorists would be more inclined to obey stop signs if they thought of them as being ladies. I can’t help myself from recalling a grotesquely feminized cartoon hot dog who has previously appeared on this blog and who is apparently friends with Alvin, of The Chipmunks fame.

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