Comments on: Chipping away at old stereotypes about women firefighters http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/06/chipping-away-at-old-stereotypes-about-women-firefighters/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Stephen Parker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/06/chipping-away-at-old-stereotypes-about-women-firefighters/comment-page-1/#comment-10284 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 00:18:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6373#comment-10284 “For the record, women do the same job as men and take the same training and assessment process. You must have a good level of fitness, but if you can pass the physical tests your height is unimportant.”

Um, for the record, haven’t the test standards been weakened to ensure that women can pass them?

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By: Margaret O http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/06/chipping-away-at-old-stereotypes-about-women-firefighters/comment-page-1/#comment-10251 Mon, 08 Mar 2010 08:54:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6373#comment-10251 This is great to read. Too many times young women express an interest in certain jobs and their friends or family – including other women – raise their eyebrows and give the impression that “you can’t do that – it isnt a woman’s job’

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By: Lynette Monteiro http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2010/03/06/chipping-away-at-old-stereotypes-about-women-firefighters/comment-page-1/#comment-10240 Sat, 06 Mar 2010 22:39:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=6373#comment-10240 Great article. As a member of a rural fire department for three years, it saddened me to see and hear the way women were treated. It’s wonderful to read of women making such great strides in firefighting! Congratulations!

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