Someone once told me that most stereotypes are founded in truth. That doesn’t mean they’re still true, of course, it just means that a long time ago a real characteristic (bad or good) inspired someone to make a generalization that has most likely been totally twisted and manipulated, until our gut reaction is to assume it’s always true.
One particularly annoying sterotype is that women are inferior to men when it comes to operating a motor vehicle. Never mind the fact that women are most often the chauffeurs of the family, responsible for getting all members to their intended destinations on time and in good health.
The idea remains that women are more likely to get a ticket or into an accident just because…why? They’re easily distracted? Too busy putting on makeup in the rear view mirror? Scared to go fast?
Finally, someone had the idea to actually take a look at the statistics to see if we live up to the stereotype. Here’s what they found. (Women, feel free to display this graphic in your home or office, or distribute to your social circles for vindication!)
Infographic Source: Shift Insurance
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