I pass this noodle marker on the way back and forth to the eye hospital. Sometimes I just stop and watch because seeing those noodles being bounced and stretched and twisted before being dropped in hot water is just so interesting. I've never seen a woman flipping noodles. My guess is that long arms are an important requirement.
In the States, what is called lo mein is a derivative of la mian which is literally "spicy noodles" and absolutely nothing like lo mein in the US. La mian is often eaten as breakfast here and usually has a topping of pickled vegetables or greens. So good. I could eat a bowl right now.