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7th Mar '17 9:06:22 AM KoopaKid17
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* ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'': Truly Scrumptious has trouble starting her car, and Caractacus Potts takes notice.
-->'''Potts:''' If women want to drive motor cars, they should learn to operate one.
2nd Mar '17 4:05:38 PM Kayube
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* Benny the Cab from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' calls everyone he passes "lady", even though he is the one who DrivesLikeCrazy. Jessica Rabbit, however, drives relatively competently for a toon.



* Benny the Cab from ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' calls everyone he passes "lady", even though he is the one who DrivesLikeCrazy.
19th Feb '17 8:07:48 PM Whitewings
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* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' reveals that Barbie didn't start taking driving lessons until ''after'' she got her license, which she inexplicably lacked during a previous stint as a race car driver. She does manage to build a sportscar by herself, though.

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* ''WebAnimation/BarbieLifeInTheDreamhouse'' reveals that Barbie didn't start taking driving lessons until ''after'' she got her license, which she inexplicably lacked during a previous stint as a race car driver.driver[[note]]Track racing doesn't require a licence[[/note]]. She does manage to build a sportscar by herself, though.
13th Jan '17 2:17:18 AM LinTaylor
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'''Tom Servo:''' Oh no you didn't.

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'''Tom Servo:''' Oh ''(Tom and Crow have "Oh no you didn't.he didn't!" reactions)''
24th Dec '16 3:04:39 PM nighttrainfm
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'''Bulma:''' That coming from the [[AsianDrivers Asian!]]\\
'''Gohan:''' Well I'm [[HalfHumanHybrid half-saiyan]], so what does that make me?\\

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'''Bulma:''' That That's rich coming from the [[AsianDrivers Asian!]]\\
'''Gohan:''' Well Well, I'm [[HalfHumanHybrid half-saiyan]], half-Saiyan]], so what does that make me?\\
17th Dec '16 8:15:26 AM Moosedog
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Also, from the late 1940s to roughly the mid 1960s, women did tend to be poorer drivers than men of the same age, simply because they usually learned later in life, from poorer instructors (their husbands, rather than professionals), and until the two-car family became commonplace, had less opportunity to practice, as men made more use of the car. Even during that period, though, this trope was at best a considerable exaggeration of the actuality.

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Also, from the late 1940s to roughly the mid 1960s, women did tend to be poorer drivers than men of the same age, simply because they usually learned later in life, from poorer instructors (their husbands, rather than professionals), and until the two-car family became commonplace, had less opportunity to practice, as men made more use of the car. Also, before power steering became standard, driving needed a fair amount of upper-body strength, especially large vehicles. Even during that period, though, this trope was at best a considerable exaggeration of the actuality.
actuality.
14th Dec '16 10:40:22 PM tropeminer
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A ([[UndeadHorseTrope supposedly]]) [[DiscreditedTrope long-dead comedy trope/stereotype]] which maintained that a woman behind the wheel of a car ''automatically'' became a danger to life and limb. Regardless of how intelligent and thoughtful a woman was, this trope insisted she would become TheDitz--or worse, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}--the moment she slipped into the driver's seat: incapable of using turn signals, checking her gear shift position, or even looking where she's going. Even parking could become a major challenge.

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A ([[UndeadHorseTrope supposedly]]) [[DiscreditedTrope long-dead comedy trope/stereotype]] which maintained that a woman behind the wheel of a car ''automatically'' became a danger to life and limb. Regardless of how intelligent and thoughtful a woman was, this trope insisted she would become TheDitz--or a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}--or worse, a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}--the TheDitz--the moment she slipped into the driver's seat: incapable of using turn signals, checking her gear shift position, or even looking where she's going. Even parking could become a major challenge.
21st Nov '16 9:48:46 AM Omeganian
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--> '''A''': Bikers.\\
--> '''Q''': What else?\\
--> '''A''': Soldiers.\\
--> '''Q''': Anything else?\\
--> '''A''': Drunkards.\\
--> '''Q''': What about women?\\
--> '''A''': Oooh! A woman driving is [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot a drunk soldier on a bike]]!

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--> '''A''': Bikers.\\
--> '''Q''': What else?\\
--> '''A''': Soldiers.\\
--> '''Q''': Anything else?\\
--> '''A''': Drunkards.\\
--> '''Q''': What about women?\\
--> '''A''': Oooh! A woman driving is [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot a drunk soldier on a bike]]!
21st Nov '16 9:47:45 AM Omeganian
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** Tellingly, Katherine Legge is not known just as much for looking [[http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.a.cnn.net/si/features/2008_swimsuit/images/sections/other_danica-patrick_2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/2008_swimsuit/danica-patrick/&usg=__vELbOlKAq-6UL8Y8OiiFy-mf3XA=&h=300&w=415&sz=25&hl=en&start=5&um=1&tbnid=KHTwxqe7xDy6NM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=125&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDanica%2BPatrick%2Bswimsuit%2Bphotos%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1 extremely hot in a swimsuit]] as she is for being a racing driver. As such...regarding Danica ''specifically''...HypeBacklash moving toward {{Hatedom}}, especially from many who ''despise'' the sexualizing of their chosen [[strike:sport]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSzgwCql_mo drug-of-choice]].

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** Tellingly, Katherine Legge is not now known just as much for looking [[http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i.a.cnn.net/si/features/2008_swimsuit/images/sections/other_danica-patrick_2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/2008_swimsuit/danica-patrick/&usg=__vELbOlKAq-6UL8Y8OiiFy-mf3XA=&h=300&w=415&sz=25&hl=en&start=5&um=1&tbnid=KHTwxqe7xDy6NM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=125&prev=/images%3Fq%3DDanica%2BPatrick%2Bswimsuit%2Bphotos%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Doff%26sa%3DX%26um%3D1 extremely hot in a swimsuit]] as she is for being a racing driver. As such...regarding Danica ''specifically''...HypeBacklash moving toward {{Hatedom}}, especially from many who ''despise'' the sexualizing of their chosen [[strike:sport]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSzgwCql_mo drug-of-choice]].
21st Nov '16 9:45:21 AM Omeganian
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* A dialogue between two men:
--> '''Q''': What are you afraid of on the road?\\
--> '''A''': Bikers.\\
--> '''Q''': What else?\\
--> '''A''': Soldiers.\\
--> '''Q''': Anything else?\\
--> '''A''': Drunkards.\\
--> '''Q''': What about women?\\
--> '''A''': Oooh! A woman driving is [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot a drunk soldier on a bike]]!



* [[http://contexts.org/socimages/2010/07/12/a-sexist-birthday-wish/ This sexist birthday card]] relies on this as part of the punchline.

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* [[http://contexts.org/socimages/2010/07/12/a-sexist-birthday-wish/ This sexist birthday card]] relies on this as part of the punchline. There are also [[http://lh3.ggpht.com/_e109kKH12do/TJjdkL72ptI/AAAAAAAABsY/5eaOwAp01AY/becarefulwhatyouwishfor7.jpg?imgmax=800 wishing well variants]]



** Russian "Женщина за рулем - что обезьяна с гранатой" ("Female driver is like a monkey with hand grenade").

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** Russian "Женщина за рулем - что обезьяна с гранатой" ("Female driver is like a monkey with hand grenade"). There is also an obscene phrase which translates as "a cunt behind the wheel is no driving".
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