The latest calls for Lewis Hamilton to be banned from China over spraying a Formula One grid girl just serve as more proof that you should never, ever listen to anything printed in the Daily Mail. Out of the billions of social issues to raise about the Chinese Grand Prix, Hammy's champagne simply isn't one.
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.
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.
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.
This is legendary three-time Formula One world champion Jackie Stewart in 1973, explaining how a racecar is "like a woman."
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.
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.
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]
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