Are Female Drivers stereotyped ?
For the most part, I'd have to say yes.
Female drivers are stereotyped; but is it justifiable, or propaganda?
Typically each gender has certain types of skills that each are better at than the other; but which skills are women better at?
From the videos below, parking doesn't seem to be the female's strength. Sure, men may have better hand/eye coordination, but that also allows them to take more risks. You be the judge.
Here are some video clips from youtube.com demonstrating the driving skills of men and women across the planet. Most of the clips are of females; for the most part, parking.
The titles w/quotes above the video clip were referenced from youtube.com.
The rest of the clips are not scripted events.
“Worst Woman Driver Ever !!”
“car crash in parking”
“Stupid Woman” - Parking garages are dangerous...
“Stupid woman parking a car in Romania”
“WORST WOMAN DRIVER IVE EVER SEEN”
I've heard of road rage between drivers; but parkers?
“Women parking her car”
Some guys aren't any better at directing a driver than they are at driving. Unfortunately for this business owner, they hired both.
What goes up, must come down.
“Drivers Try to Cheat Automated Bollards”
Gas pumps and static electricity don't mix.
This is actually a very serious situation, this lady is lucky she wasn't seriously hurt or killed.
Most gas stations have updated their warnings on gas pumps to include instructions to discharge static electricity before touching the fuel pump nozzle.This clip is an example of why it's important.
Discharge static electricity by touching something metal on your car every time before you touch the nozzle.
“...Attention woman driver !!!!”
Oh, and huh, watch out for “Runaway wheel”s too...
“How not to exit a parking Garage”
...Proof that men don't have to be drunk to be stupid.
Due to the concepts discussed on this blog, it's recommended that you be over the age of 18. Thanks !
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Are Female Drivers stereotyped ?
Friday, May 18, 2007
Looking for some good news about that deceased cow you just bit off, read this news article.
Company Recalls 129,000 Pounds of Beef. "A meat company is recalling 129,000 pounds of beef products in 15 states because of possible E. coli contamination..." - From: Taunton Gazette
If you haven't already, be sure to click 'Got Meat?' link and check out the meat.org video that's on the post. You'll be glad you did.
Got Meat ?
Why an Ultra-Conservative Texas Grandmother Hates the GOP. "What could make Jordan Fogal, a 61-year-old ultra-conservative Republican grandmother from Texas, refuse to vote for a single Republican in the last election? Two innocent sounding words: mandatory arbitration."
- From: AlterNet: Rights and Liberties
And some other odd-ball news.
Man Put Feces in Ticket Payment, Police Say. "Man who allegedly included dog feces along with his payment for a parking ticket has been charged with disorderly conduct..."
- From: news.aol.com.
Indian Train Passengers Get Out and Push. "A stalled train in India got a helpful nudge from hundreds of railway passengers in eastern India..."
- From: news.aol.com
I found the following article to be very enlightening about how our youth in America are suffering by the deadly hands of the 'youth gone wild' culture.
Philadelphia: Teen 'afraid every day' as gun violence soars: "Philadelphia is just one of the nation's cities trying to deal with a murder spike. As of Wednesday, 150 people have been slain in the city, compared to 140 by this time last year." - Fr: cnn.com
I saw a report on a news show sometime ago about the violence in Philadelphia and about how 2-3rds (66.7%) of all homicides in Philadelphia go un-prosecuted. Largely in part that people who witness these homicides and/or learn of them after the fact do not report what they have learned to law enforcement.
Unfortunately, it's not that most of them don't care, some don't, but most of them fear a quick vindictive attack by the gang members or criminals who committed the violent crime or homicide. This allows rapists, homophobes and murderers' to go unpunished.
These same types of fear tactics have been used by countless people for countless generations to prevent justice & karma from holding them accountable. More recent examples would be people like Hitler and Saddam Hussein; and their violent propaganda to remain in power and punish those who oppose them.
This reminds me about the old Star Trek saying: "The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one."
Some may see remaining silent about witnessed/learned violent crime as a long-term out from violent reprisal; doing so, even with remaining silent about it, still increases their chances of becoming a victim themselves; for several reasons.
1) Although you may remain silent, the violent offender either knows or will possibly find out that you know about his/her violent crime and exact revenge on you; even if it's down the road. Silence may be the rule, but you don't have to break it to be punished.
2) Remaining silent about violent crime only encourages the offender to commit more violent crime now and in the future. It's proven, when someone gets away with a crime, the likelihood of them re-offending goes up dramatically & exponentially as they 'get away' with more crime over and over.
3) Remaining silent also dramatically increases the risk that either you or someone you care about will be victimized by violent crime in the future. As the offender's 'get away' with it; the risk of you being victimized goes up substantially.
The only way to reduce the risk of you or someone you care about being victimized or killed in violent crime is to take a stand. Offenders are much less likely to offend when behind bars.
Apartheid and/or genocide is only brought to extinction when people are willing to not only fight for their personal rights, but most importantly fight for the rights of others.
This karmic rule of thumb applies to all forms of violent crime and the use of intimidation to get away with it.
America is only free because of the countless people who have fought and died for the rights of others. The war can never be won, because there will always be those who enjoy and promote the suffering of innocence.
Even if the WAR cannot be won permanently, the BATTLE can be won!
The War can and will only be lost due to our silence and/or inaction. Fear is no excuse...
Kevin Smith - 05.18.07
There are people, and/or gang members, who pass out tee-shirts saying 'no snitching', going on to say how bad things happen to them.
Keith Boykin from Indiana reports on this: "No Snitching" Rule Makes No Sense. Check it out.
You can also check out a related story from thesmokinggun.com about Cam'ron.
Rapper's Change Of Face. "...Cam'ron is appearing on "60 Minutes" this Sunday to explain why he would never help the police..." - Fr: thesmokinggun.com
On my blog, I published this commentary about Murder Music in Jamaica; my original post is found here:
Murder Music in Jamaica.
I just found some recent articles about 'Murder Music in Jamaica' and about Hip-Hop's Homophobia. Check out the recent articles below.
‘If You’re Gay in Jamaica, You’re Dead’. "Amnesty International has publicly condemned recent episodes of violence against persons who are perceived to be gay in Jamaica. The organization is particularly concerned by reports of mob violence against persons perceived as homosexuals who are targeted because of their appearance or behavior, which seems to be increasing in frequency." - Fr: uk.gay.com
The silence over hip-hop's homophobia. "The exploitation of women and gays in today's hip-hop culture has become increasingly accepted by our own silence..." - Fr: gay.com.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Here are several news articles I read about today. Thankfully, it's not all bad news for LGBT's in the US.
This article is from the 'Human Rights Watch' website:
‘Hall of Shame’ Exposes Dangers of High-Level Homophobia.
"Pope Benedict XVI, US President George W. Bush and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have undermined human rights by actively promoting prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, Human Rights Watch said today in its annual “hall of shame” to mark the International Day Against Homophobia..." - Fr: hrw.org
Two sentenced in gay teen attack. - "Two young people have been sentenced in the brutal kidnapping and beating of a gay teenage boy after a July 2006 house party in US New Mexico..." - Fr: uk.gay.com.
Poll: Most in U.S. support hate crimes bill. "A new Gallup poll indicates that a majority of Americans support the hate-crimes bill now before Congress." - Fr: gay.com.
You can read the legislation itself at the URL below.
Note: The URL to the latest legislation revision expires after a short amount of time. So after loading the URL, click on the listing of number three [# 3] or number four [# 4] ; number four is the latest revision, which is the one before Congress I believe. Number three was passed by the House.
Bill Number H.R.1592 for the 110th Congress
I'm currently writing an article about HR 1592, and it's opponents who promote propaganda saying it will 'destroy freedom of speech' and other stuff. It's not done yet, but I'll have it posted up soon... Check back.
Probe widens in murders of gay Florida men. "A criminal complaint accusing two men of the torture and killing of two gay men in Tampa, Fla., has breathed new life into the mysterious disappearances of several other gay men in two states over a 17-year period." - Fr: gay.com
I found this article a good read and quite disconcerting. Freedom from religious persecution is supposed to work both ways; theoretically.
Students sue to protect anti-gay speech. "Three Pennsylvania high schoolers have sued the Downington Area School District after it prevented them from expressing their views on the "sinful nature and harmful effects of homosexuality." - Fr: gay.com
ExxonMobil non-bias policy vote fails. "The largest U.S. oil company, ExxonMobil Corporation, still refuses to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its non-discrimination policy, despite growing shareholder opposition.." - Fr: gay.com
Only slightly unrelated to the topic, this article is quite interesting. Although the situation is very serious, I found the 'mug shots' to be somewhat humorous.
Framed! | Arizona cops help a belligerent arrestee pose for his mug shot. [...McCaffrey threatened to kill a female acquaintance and acknowledged calling one of the woman's boys "a 'girl' and 'faggot' because he acts like one"...] - Fr: thesmokinggun.com
Posted by Kevin L. Smith at Thursday, May 17, 2007