Here’s another sad example of collectivism leading to disaster. In Sweden, they decided to implement a ‘feminist strategy’ to snow removal. In other words, they decided to plow areas where women were more likely to frequent, instead of where most people (regardless of sex) travel.
A “feminist” strategy for clearing the roads of snow in Stockholm ended in failure as the city ground to a halt in recent days.
But the inevitable consequence was that other spaces – like main roads – were clogged up for longer, and it became impossible to get around.
The “gender equal” strategy came in last year after politicians in the Swedish Green Party argued that the old way of clearing major roads in central areas favours men, who are more likely to work in the city, and get there by car.
Fuck men. Their patriarchy is just getting in the way. We must have equality of outcome over equality of opportunity.
Instead, the plows were sent to clear out sidewalks and cycle paths – on the basis that women walk and bike often. They also focused on areas like kindergartens, which children and parents visit in the morning.
So basing the plowing on what genitalia the traveler happens to be born with doesn’t make for a good policy?
No one could have foreseen this. Throughout history we see how well collectivism works out for the populace. Identity politics and collectivism always works, except in the case of Marxist countries…but that’s only because it wasn’t implemented correctly, right?
And this happened despite a huge cash infusion meant to ensure this wouldn’t happen.
The disaster struck despite a $270,000 increase in this year’s snow removal budget meant to help the new system succeed.
Guess it didn’t help much. In fact, it created havoc for both men and women, because they couldn’t get to work or navigate any of the main thoroughfares. Even a week after the storm, the roads are still clogged and buses are having a hard time moving about.
Progressive politicians have gone on the defensive, with the MP who suggested it claiming that the snow plows hadn’t executed the “gender-equal” plan properly.
Despite efforts to defend it, the plan has become a laughing stock.
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”).
There is no defending it. Basing policy on genitalia is madness and doomed to failure. They should learn from this but sadly, I doubt they will. It’s likely they’ll double down on their stupidity.
Stop with the identity politics already. Stop basing policies on genitalia, race etc. It doesn’t work and it only leads to disaster.
People need to start living in reality.