We may think we live in an enlightened progressive society, but the truth is that we still have a long way to go when it comes to equality between men and women.
The gender divide in the job market and pay inequality are just some of issues you typically hear about in the news, but there's another matter of inequality currently being discussed:
Female representation in the public space.
The Australian Minister for Women believes there are many "small — but symbolically significant — ways that women are excluded from the public space."
The most prevalent one being the stick figures we use to represent people.
Unless you're staring at the door to woman's bathroom, you probably don't see that many female stick figures. That's why Australia has decided to replace the traditional crosswalk signs with female figures.
The goal is to eventually replace half of the crosswalk in Victoria, Austalia signs so that men and women will be represented equally.
And since Montreal is always willing to undertake crazy projects to prove they are at the forefront of every issue, this is definitely something we should consider.