Why You So Sexist, Volkswagen? [Pic]

Submitted by: nerb 6 years ago in

C"mon VW, did you really have to go after the women that unfairly?
There are 42 comments:
Male 4,902
@spanerbulb, I wasn`t fighting anything
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Male 621
Well, at least she`s back from the grocery store.
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Female 1,203
yeah, pretty common thinking in the U.S. up until about the 70`s I think. It wasn`t that long ago. Be proud of the huge strides made in equal rights U.S. women, for most were made in the past Century.
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Male 183
I guess some people have never seen ads from the 60`s? This is NOT unusual lol.
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Male 15,510
If funny because is true?
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Male 1,832
Its not sexist if its true.
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Male 319
BWahahahah! Funny, funny, funny. Love it.
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Male 1,243
xCYBERDYNEx - fighting one stereotype with another ... clever.
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Male 77
That entire ad campaign started the 1960`s creative revolution. So good.
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Male 4,902
They`re German, what do you expect?
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Male 321
@Crucible. You see, there`s this thing called inflation....
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Male 1,815
$25 for a fender replacement? Either labor was way more than that, or drating up your car in the 60`s wasn`t even a problem.
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Male 362
@Scuzoid haha just like suicide statistics, when we do something, we really do something.
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Female 313
Asian women drivers are the most frightening thing about living in NYC
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Male 704
You have to remember this is an ad from the early 1960`s.
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Female 6,381
Ironically, many of Volkswagen`s advertising campaigns were years ahead of their times; many were very funny and others just brilliant. What other auto maker had ever shown one of their cars with a crumpled fender? Alas, they were not so forward-looking when it came to gender stereotypes, but you have to admit this ad was in keeping with the times.
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Male 24
When did stating facts become sexist?
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Male 1,268
"Also, male drivers have accidents more than female drivers."

Wrong. The reason for the insurance pricing difference is because accidents involving males cost far more (often one`s life) than those women get involved in. Men drive far faster and more recklessly than women. Women DO get into more accidents, even if it`s just silly stuff like backing into a parked car at 5mph.
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Male 33
Actually, the asians are worse than the women.
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Male 1,129
this isnt sexist this is 100% correct
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Male 1,625
when is this from?

$25 for a fender....sign me up!
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Male 2,121
Why don`t they make adverts like this anymore?

Also, male drivers have accidents more than female drivers. Just look at the cost of car insurance for a teenage male compared to teenage female.
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Male 353
Women tend to have more parking accidents, men tend to have more accidents that start with "Hold my beer, watch this!"
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Male 848
I find it slightly amusing in a "laugh or I`ll hate the world" sort of way that i-am-bored will frequently be the one spouting out the sexist bullpoo about women drivers, or sandwiches or whatever other "witty" joke is in fashion at the time just as often, if not moreso, than they call others out on it.
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Male 373
BenTheBug: No, the figures are adjusted for differences in population sizes. IOW, the probability of an expensive accident given that the driver is female is less than the probability given that the driver is male.
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Male 1,195
AntEconomist: [quote]Actually, the statistics demonstrate the reverse. At least in the US, males are responsible for greater dollar damage due to car crashes than are females.[/quote]

That`s because, as statistics demonstrate, there are more male drivers than female drivers. At least in the US.
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Male 3,117
I remember,as a kid, seeing print ads for a shirt company-can`t remember which one-where they speak of a husband spanking a disobedient wife.Advertisers(Predominately men) have always had a skewed perspective.
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Male 373
"Well... women generally are worse drivers. [string of mutually contradictory statements]"

Actually, the statistics demonstrate the reverse. At least in the US, males are responsible for greater dollar damage due to car crashes than are females.
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Male 1,195
OutcastPanda: [quote]all this post is missing is some good old fashioned southern racism and a Disney cartoon, actually most of those go hand in hand with the racism you could kill two birds with one stone.[/quote]

Speaking of birds...
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Male 7,123
Well, in the UK women get cheaper insurance than men. There`s probably a reason for that.

It`s possible women have more minor scrapes, men really drat up more.
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Male 2,790
not sexist if it`s a fact
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Male 675
I`d like to say that there wasn`t some truth to this, but my sisters, who own the same car, have had 4 accidents in it since they got it last year. My truck, which I have had for 5, has seen 2.
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Male 2,440
Truth.
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Male 3,625
I wish my dad hadn`t sold the VW bug he had promised to give me. Oh well, though that is why I like my Chevy. Cheap parts, easy to fix.
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Male 10,440
Well... women generally are worse drivers. That`s only my opinion, but somewhere it may have been statistically proven... I don`t know.
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Male 2,513
At first thought the post was about spousal abuse with the broken car representing her face.

Only read the caption to figure out the connection
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Male 25,417
lol
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Male 184
Repost, surely? But lol worthy none the less.
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Male 2,004
she must be really talented, demolishing one part of the car while the rest is entirely intact
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Male 6
Ahh the good old days of the 1950`s, all this post is missing is some good old fashioned southern racism and a Disney cartoon, actually most of those go hand in hand with the racism you could kill two birds with one stone.
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Female 38
Heh. Wow.
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Female 296
Link: Why You So Sexist, Volkswagen? [Pic] [Rate Link] - C`mon VW, did you really have to go after the women that unfairly?
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