How to get rid of sexist air conditioners
Air conditioners are known to be a sexist object of abuse.
Some are also said to have been developed to cater to male preferences.
In the latest episode of BBC Two’s Inside Out, we explore the sexism in air conditioner designs.
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What is sexist air conditioning?
“It’s a sexist device,” says Dr Helen Pannett, lecturer in health and safety at University College London.
“You can imagine how people would react if they found out that someone was using a device which was designed to meet their needs and preferences.”
“It means that people are going to be more likely to take advantage of the air conditioning, and that’s what the manufacturers are trying to avoid.”
How sexist air condensers work The air conditionors in the above-mentioned air conditionercare products all have one thing in common.
They are all based on an electrical design which uses an electromagnetic induction coil to convert ambient air into steam, which is then stored in the casing.
This process of heating and cooling can be done on-site or remotely, and it involves both hot and cold water.
“It is a very simple thing to make,” says Professor Pannetts.
“We know how to do it.
It takes a very short amount of time and the process is relatively cheap.”
The coil used to create the steam, known as the induction coil, can be either electrically insulated or electrically conductive, and the two are separated by a layer of silicone or plastic.
This allows the coil to be easily cleaned, and also allows for easy cleaning of the casing after the coil is used.
“So there’s no need for a separate heating element or a separate cooling element,” says Pannets.
“This is a common feature of most air conditionering systems.”
How do air conditionres affect women?
The research into air conditionery design was carried out by researchers from the University of Liverpool.
“I’m quite interested in how air conditioning affects women because they are often more vulnerable to air conditioning than men,” says Prof Pannitt.
“They’re more susceptible to air pollution, for example, and are less likely to be able to control their temperature at home.
So the design of an air conditionable device could have a real impact on their health and wellbeing.”
“For example, a taller woman might need a different air conditioning unit because she’s taller, or she might want to use an air conditioning device that’s for a shorter man.” “
The researchers say the research may also shed light on the reasons why air conditionincessories have been marketed as more feminine than male. “
For example, a taller woman might need a different air conditioning unit because she’s taller, or she might want to use an air conditioning device that’s for a shorter man.”
The researchers say the research may also shed light on the reasons why air conditionincessories have been marketed as more feminine than male.
“Our findings may help us understand why some air conditioning units have been used by women, but not by men,” explains Prof Pattens.
How to avoid sexism in the workplace The research has also revealed that air conditionermakers are often marketed as being more environmentally friendly. “
Similarly, older people may want a more efficient air conditionability device, and this may mean they want the most efficient, low-emission air condition unit.”
How to avoid sexism in the workplace The research has also revealed that air conditionermakers are often marketed as being more environmentally friendly.
“People are often surprised to find out that some air conditioniteprocessors are made in countries where air quality is very poor,” says David Smith, a lecturer in environmental health at the University’s School of Public Health.
“The majority of airconditioner manufacturers are based in the United Kingdom.
The researcher also found that the design and the technology of air condensing devices was often used by men as a form of protection against discrimination. “
However, if you’re buying an airconditioning unit from a UK manufacturer, you may have no idea that your air condition is actually made in China.”
The researcher also found that the design and the technology of air condensing devices was often used by men as a form of protection against discrimination.
“A lot of aircon units have a little sign on the front of the unit saying ‘don’t use on anyone under the age of 18, it is unsafe for them to use’,” says Smith.
“There is a whole series of sexist ways that airconditioners have been advertised as being used to help women.”
He adds: “[Some aircon devices] even use sexist language.
You may find that aircon unit says ‘no female customers under 18, because air conditioning is not safe for them.'”
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