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Out of line: New Zealand girl gets sexist road signs changed


August 2, 2018

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Seven-year-old Zoe Carew knew it wasn't right when she saw people working on power lines near the road and a warning sign that read "LINEMEN."

Her dad was driving Zoe and her brother to their grandparents' place in a suburb near Wellington at the time, Zoe explained in a June email to the head of the New Zealand Transport Agency.

She wrote that she talked about the sign with her dad and wondered why it said "men" when women can also work on the power lines.

"I think that this sign is wrong and unfair. Do you agree?" Zoe wrote. "Can you please change the sign...

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