The sexist 214 bus?

THE thing with the bad sexism is that it is so sneaky a villain that sometimes you don’t realise it is at work right in front of your eyes (and ears) until somebody points out the bleeding obvious.

Take the case of the 214 Bus, unmasked online today. The bus stops to let children out on their way to three schools: the William Ellis boys school, and two schools for girls – Parliament Hill and La Sainte Union. But what does the automated announcement tell you? ‘WILLIAM ELLIS SCHOOL’. The school for boys. Not a whisper about the other two.

And there it is, right there, everyday sexism.


1 Comment on The sexist 214 bus?

  1. Even more interesting considering the Bus stop is actually OUTSIDE Parli and not William Ellis.

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