Children's crossing in Venezuela
|XII.2002; pict. F. Tjollyn
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It's obvious, and expected, that this road-sign from Venezuela belongs to the group of new-world-signs. But when we, as in the column at the right, order finds from the Americas from north to south a pattern is emerging.
Drawings from North and Central America show people of both sexes.
Further south no gender features are present. Find more evidence in Argentina, Ecuador, Chile.
One country, Peru, doesn't follow the general rule. The
country has an own design with running boy and girl.
Note: Children from Venezuela both carry their bookbag at the outside. In all other American countries one of the bags is between the children. (Not in the Dominican Republic where a mirrored specimen was found.)
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