Gender and Language: Signs and Signifiers on the Road

A random question regarding language and typically male words.

I was driving down the road and saw this sign.  I began to wonder do highway departments use different “Men Working” signs if there is a woman on the crew?  Do some states use “People Working” or “Workers Ahead”? There was actually a Time piece on this issue and it seems in Georgia the offending signs were replaced. I guess that campaign has not reached Northeast Ohio yet.

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