October 31, 2013

Sexism Towards Female Drivers By Beijing Police

Beijing police have being accused of sexism towards female drivers after safety tips targeted at female drivers were published on their blog account.

The post, title ‘Female drivers, please pay attention and avoid driving mistakes’, police identify common mistakes which they believe are made by female drivers which include a lack of sense of direction, forgetting to release the handbrake whilst driving and failing to change gear. The police then proceed to give tips accordingly.

Police also identified another error which they regard common amongst female drivers and that is their alleged inability to remember roads and directions.

The post has attracted significant response namely from women, commenting that the faults pointed out are common to both sexes. One poster responded, ‘If this post appeared in the United States. I could go to court and sue them.’

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