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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

More Blatant Russian Sexism

Russia has over 140 million people and . . . wait for it . . . only two million licensed female drivers. According to Reuters, this is is actually an improvement on the prior situation: "Fifteen to 25 years ago, there were no female drivers in Russia. There was only one car in the family and that belonged to the husband, the brother or the father and they did all the driving. Now many more women can afford their own car." It's not that difficult to have "many more" than zero. Less than 2% of all Russian citizens are licensed female drivers. Since it used to be 0%, this seems like a feminist paradise to Russia's enslaved women.

Remember when you heard all those wonderful things about how liberated the Soviet Union was, treating women the same as men, no discrimination, no "dirty capitalist sexism." Turns out that was just as bogus as the idea that Russia was an economic juggernaut.

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