Quick! What’s the first thing you think of when snow needs to be removed from the streets? Feminism. What?! That’s not what came to mind?!
It did in Sweden and it was a disaster — a hilarious disaster.
A few geniuses from the progressive Green Party felt the snow removal system in the country was too male-centric and wanted a more “gender equal” strategy employed. So, instead of clearing the roads in the business districts where the men work, the snow trucks were ordered to plow near schools, sidewalks, and bike paths which the women were more likely use. And the results were just as expected, that is, if you’re not the Green Party in Sweden.HeatStreet provided the details of what happened after a blinding snowfall this last week:
[M]ain roads – were clogged up for longer, and it became impossible to get around.
Public transport failed, traffic piled up and injuries requiring a hospital visit reportedly spiked.
The disaster struck despite a $270,000 increase in this year’s snow removal budget meant to help the new system succeed.
And still, a week later, city buses aren’t back to normal schedule and public transportation passengers are readying lawsuits. In defense of its own disastrous plan, the progressive Greens suggest the plan wasn’t executed properly. But the damage is done and the party has become a laughing stock, as HeatStreet noted:
Even liberal publications like Stockholm’s Dagens Nyheter published this mocking listicle of “9 alternatives to feminist snow removal”, including Satanic snow removal (“melt the snow with burning crosses”) and Neoliberal snow removal (“the invisible hand of the market will move it”).
Though this story is satisfying on an entertainment level, this is exactly what happens when big government and liberalism meet and THAT’s not funny at all.
Click CONTINUE to watch the policy in action: