90 Lb Woman Driving in Her SUV
I'm sure you've probably heard about this by now, but if you haven't, the title of this post is also the title of a song written by a Connecticut couple about small women driving SUVs and, as much as I wish people wouldn't drive SUVs, it really bugs me that this song is getting so much love. I mean, is it worse for a small woman to drive an SUV alone than for a big guy to drive an SUV alone? And, if your first instinct is that it is worse, or at least funnier, I think you're sexist and sizist.
If anyone has an excuse to drive a gigantic car, it's small women who feel threatened all the damn time and want to be able to get behind some huge automobile that will shield them and make them feel safe. Should we small women drive SUVs? Not if we can help it. But we shouldn't be the scapegoats.