Transgender Teen Sues South Carolina DMV Over Driver's License Photo

The executive director of the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles and the manager of its Anderson, South Carolina branch are named defendants in a suit alleging that a transgender teen was denied his constitutional right to free expression. The suit has been filed through the Transgender Legal Defense &… » 9/03/14 12:49pm 9/03/14 12:49pm

Female Airline Captain Puts Passenger In His Place After Sexist Note

It's not unusual for airline pilots to receive notes or drawings from their youngest passengers. But on Sunday, WestJet Airlines Captain Carey Smith Steacy received a sexist note, scrawled on a napkin from an adult male. Steacy responded by posting the note to Facebook, along with her own brilliant reply. » 3/05/14 2:25pm 3/05/14 2:25pm

Car Site Wants To Help Meek, Helpless Women Buy Cars Without Men

Hey ladies, got a quick question for you: Do you think you're good at negotiating? Cause TrueCar says they can make you better. Like, a lot better. So good that you don't even need male supervision to buy a car! That's not at all condescending. » 7/22/13 2:04pm 7/22/13 2:04pm

Auto Shops Don't Mean to Overcharge Women, But They Do

Researchers at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management wanted to find out why customers receive different price quotes when they call auto-repair shops. Get ready to be very surprised (not): The biggest gap they found was between men and women. » 6/18/13 5:10pm 6/18/13 5:10pm

The Ten Most Sexist Car Ads Of All Time

Different times mean different standards, but it's still shocking to see how blatantly sexist the car industry's ads were right up until the last two decades. » 5/29/13 11:00am 5/29/13 11:00am

What's The Most Sexist Car Ad Of All Time?

One of the worst things about car culture in general is that it still tends to be a boys' club. That's been changing rapidly on several fronts as more and more women get involved in everything from auto engineering to motorsports, but it still has a long way to go. » 5/28/13 11:30am 5/28/13 11:30am

There's No Safe Public Space Away From Harassment When You're a Woman

Where do you go when you can't even feel safe inside your own car? (Inside, we guess. Where women belong!) Here's a disturbing story about driving in Delhi from Pamposh Raina in the New York Times: » 4/13/13 8:10am 4/13/13 8:10am

The Seven Kinds Of Female Mechanics According To Stock Photos

The greatest challenge in putting together Friday's story about ways to inspire women to become gearheads was finding an image for the top of the story that didn't support the kind of stereotypes about females and cars we were trying to discourage. » 5/07/12 12:00pm 5/07/12 12:00pm

How sexist marketing sold America on the automatic transmission

Detroit's ad machine — back when it ran on brown liquor and slathered on Old Spice without a touch of irony — used a not-so-subtle play on America's rigid gender roles to sell the country on automatic transmissions. The ladies, you see, can't be bothered to shift on their own. » 11/01/11 12:00pm 11/01/11 12:00pm

One Of These Days, Alice — Bang, Zoom! Straight To The Body Shop!

A 1960s Volkswagen ad extolling the Beetle's easily repaired bodywork. Sexism + People's Car = Ha ha ha OW! HEY! Honey! Stop with the hitting — it was just a joke! You're a great driver! Really! [via Fox News] » 6/18/10 2:30pm 6/18/10 2:30pm

CBS' Doyel Rules IRL Isn't Real Racing, Danica Is "Junior Varsity"

We all know what Pedro de la Rosa thinks about women in motorsport. Now, we've got CBS Sports' Gregg Doyel weighing in on Danica Patrick's win, proclaiming the Indy Racing League to be an inferior racing series. Most people will agree the IRL isn't the highest pinnacle of motorsports, but Doyel thinks » 4/25/08 4:20pm 4/25/08 4:20pm

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