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Congresswoman: ‘Women’s Lives And Safety Have Taken A Backseat’

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Women are more vulnerable than men in car crashes—even when using a seatbelt, according to a new study.

The study, published by the American Journal of Public Health, says that women have a 47 percent higher risk of suffering a serious car crash injury than men.

“This report suggests that women’s lives and safety have taken a backseat when it comes to the standards and the building of the automobiles,” says Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who is calling for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to take stronger action.

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She says vehicles are still being tested by using male crash dummies when the cars should be tested with female dummies as well.

“The government has done a great job of getting Americans to buckle up for safety,” Maloney says. “Now they need to buckle down and understand why this disparity in safety exists between men and women.”

  • The Realist

    On the bus between Borough Park and Williamsburg, women DO take a back seat.

  • Tommy C

    This is utterly ridiculous ….Ms Maloney needs to geta life .ERA stands for Earned Run Average ….you miserable cvnt.

    • Tee-Jay

      In this case, it’s the Equal Rights Amendment. It’s been going nowhere since 1923.

  • DanTe

    Stop driving like a dumb c\/nt and you’ll have less injuries. Duh.


    and there seems to be way too too many female dummies out there…

  • TTT

    Yawn….. Men live 7 years less than women. Until this congresswarpig is equally concerned about that, I don’t care about her biased attempt at getting freebies for women.

    Plus, men HAVE to commute to work. Women have a choice of either working or staying at home where there is no car crash.

    The amount of special treatment women are given is amazing.

    • The Realist

      You’re saying that it’s illegal for a guy to stay home with the kids (or work from home) while the wife commutes to and from work. When did Congress pass that law?

  • BugMeNot

    Now, look, people:
    Pound for pound, men are more robustly constructed than are women, with stronger muscles and bones and concomitant connective tissues.
    No matter what safety measures are set in place, women will ALWAYS come out on the short end of the stick – testosterone and other hormones have effects, period.

    physics doesn’t care if you have penis envy.

    Indeed, one would expect that the *safer* one makes cars in a collision, the *greater* the sexually disparate *rates* of injury would be.

    Either this congresscritter is an idiot, or believes a majority of her constituents are.

  • Blahblahblahblah

    So is this more evidence of the equality of men and women?

    Women can do anything men can do…except survive car crashes.

    And what about “transgender” people? Aren’t they going to be represented as well? Having just male and female dummies seems so old fashioned.

    Speaking of trannies, I recently read a study published by the American Journal of Public Health that says that post-op transsexual men have a 100 percent higher risk of losing their penis during gender reassignment surgery.

    The report suggests that transsexual men’s lives and penises have taken a backseat when it comes to the standards and practices of the operating room. I urge the Surgeon General to lend his support in correcting this grave injustice.

  • David Henry Adams

    What in the world is a ‘male crash dummy’? Are they anatomically correct? How can there be sexism when it comes to a lifeless dummy?

    • DianaF

      David Henry Adams, a female crash dummy would weigh less, be shorter and have a different build, different weight distribution – all factors that would have a bearing on the effects of a crash

    • BugMeNot

      There are crash dummies that simulate male adult, female adult, and child masses and proportions.

      And that’s utterly irrelevant to the “problem” the congrescritter is lowing about.

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