Via Martin, J4MB: The start of the article in the New York Post:
The FDNY is taking one more step toward diversifying its ranks: the completion of women’s bathrooms and locker rooms in all city firehouses, at a cost of about $77 million over 14 years.I cannot believe that the good citizens of New York ever voted in any election to fund this insane feminist-inspired expenditure. Similarly, I can’t recall ever voting for modifications to be made to Britain’s nuclear submarines, to accommodate women – at £5+ million apiece, possibly the most expensive publicly-funded pregnancy programme in the world.
FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro plans to announce the last leg of the effort — a three-year, $47 million construction program in 47 firehouses — when he swears in a 317 new probationary firefighters, including nine women, on Monday.
“Our current women firefighters, and the many more we are actively recruiting to join the department, deserve this,” Nigro said. “It could not have been possible without the city’s commitment of capital funds three years ago to complete the most difficult construction projects.”
Of more than 10,000 uniformed firefighters, the FDNY now employs 58 female firefighters and officers.