Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Car Crash Injuries

 ... affect women to a much greater degree.  (And that's after they datacropped pregnant women out of the statistics.)  People are baffled as to why.

Well, a logical suspicion is simply that cars are not designed for women.  They're designed for men.  Women are smaller on average; men are bigger.  Just as one example, airbags designed for a standard male are capable of killing a smaller female or child.  Most companies build things for a "standard customer" who is, almost always, a man.  So the ergonomic and safety features of cars are not designed for women.  Imagine if a car were sculpted to fit the different frame size and shape of a typical woman.  I would expect that car to protect her better in an accident.
Tags: gender studies, news, safety, science
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