Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Getting a break on a traffic ticket is degrading


As a follow-up to the last post, I looked at the 10,792 men and women who were asked if they ever received a ticket for a traffic violation. Exactly 65.5% of men did, but only 30.0% of women have been ticketed. Now, the God of Equality has written on tablets that men and women are interchangeable, so these numbers do not reflect differences in driving. So law enforcement must be targeting men, but no... wait... the God of the Underdog has written on other tablets that the powerful exploit the powerless, so the cops must somehow be going after women.... I give up--I guess the Gods' ways are mysterious, and we must walk by faith.


Aha! I knew the Gods would show me the way. Men objectify women, and since they see them as sex objects and not human beings, they think giving a woman a break might lead to sex, and so they deny her the dignity of receiving a ticket like any fully human person would get. Yes!

5 comments:

Marc said...

You should see among which ethnic groups the "ticketed gap" between men and women is largest. May give us a window as to what type of women cops in America find most attractive.

Mr. F. Le Mur said...

It's probably not all discrimination:
A U.S. Department of Energy study, for example, revealed that men averaged 65 percent more driving miles than women did in 2001.

Anonymous said...

Why bitch about not getting tickets? What the fuck is wrong with these people?! I have no problem being "demeaned" by not being given a ticket, it will only save me thousands of $.

Anonymous said...

doesn't insurance company research indicate that men are more likely to be involved in accidents? if men drive more recklessly, it's not surprising they also are more likely to be ticketed.

Anonymous said...

doesn't insurance company research indicate that men are more likely to be involved in accidents? if men drive more recklessly, it's not surprising they also are more likely to be ticketed.

Men are more likely to be involved in severe accidents, I'm not sure about minor ones. Given the greater driving skill of the average man, it wouldn't be surprising if women had more minor ones.

But if you're the insurance company, you don't really care about minor accidents that fall below the deductible anyway.