Sexism is such a pervasive, virulent issue in so many walks of life – needless to say that arboriculture is not spared. The other day a friend of ours called someone for posting video footage on the social media page of a group soi-disant professionals for running a chainsaw aloft without so much as a shred of PPE.

He fired right back at her, mansplaining that she would probably do better to let the guys do the tree work whilst she went to do yoga with her girl friends. To which her response was…

The explanation being that doing yoga in chainsaw PPE makes as much sense as running chainsaws without it.

Ha! Touché! Sometimes anger may be an appropriate response, but other times humour can be highly effective to really ram a point home – with a vengeance.

Nice one, Vane 😊