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Why doesn't more women drive racecars?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kennett Ylitalo, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. After seeing this video, i really have ponder... Why not...?

  2. Kyle Puttifer

    Kyle Puttifer
    @ Simberia @Simberia

    Because they belong somewhere else. :D
    (it would be incredibly sexist if I posted what I'm thinking, but it begins with "k")
  3. Because in general they aren't fan of racing/don't want to get into racing ?
  4. They are too busy driving their pram's around the kitc...
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  5. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Member Premium Member

    Too busy horse-riding. For the same effect as gokarting :)
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  6. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    I know I sound quite sexist when I say this and I don't mean to, but most women are nervous when they drive so that could be the reason.
  7. Wow... I think you guys might be forgetting to add the words "in general"...

    And I'm pretty sure that women who like racing and have that as a passion are not nervous when they drive and are probably pretty good at getting a car around :)

    But then, if they don't care about cars, that's where you can have your prejudices about women and driving, but the same could apply for men... It's just that "in general", men like cars, but even then some have their confidence higher than their skill level...
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  8. Heheh. Funny trhread. :)

    On a more serious note, maybe they feel it's hard for them to get into racing because of the current male domination and the perceived "role" of women as grid girls/eye candy. I'd like to see more women at the wheel, and doing well as I'm sure they would.
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  9. Yep... Also, I'm not crazy about Danica Patrick's way of helping her sponsor... That's not really a good example.
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  10. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Lol! I only wish my gf would spend more in the kitchen than behind the wheel on my sims( kidding) i don't like sleeping on our sofa lol!. She's not the greatest cook and she will admit it. I'm the cook at home.
  11. Xosé Estrada

    Xosé Estrada
    Premium Member

    My girlfriend works with kids, she has a lot of contact with children and with pupils.

    When they are in 1st degree (6 years old) and you ask them about their favourite colors, every kid has a different one, and you can't discriminate their preferences by sex.

    When they are in 4th or 5th (9-10 years old), while all the boys still have very different tastes regarding colors, the favourite color for 90% of the girls is pink.

    Why? Education: at home, school, groups, etc. boys are oriented towards activities, sports, risk, challenge, while girls are oriented to the kit... to "girl things" like being pretty, "feminile".

    To consider a man successful and respected, being handsome it's a bonus, and you see a lot of ugly men considered atractive and desired by many woman.

    To consider a woman succesful and respected, being pretty is almost a requirement. If they are not pretty they are not considered attractive despite how brilliant they are... so that puts a lot of pressure in them about their image and therefore leads them to take more care about how they look and not about what they want to do. Nobody wants to date a Tomboy :rolleyes: .

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  12. Because we don't want to mess up our hair wearing a helmet and it's hard to do our make up at 100 miles per hour :p;):D
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  13. Women are more interested in human things, men are more interested in technical things. And it's not just about studies, I know that because I have 2 sisters. I was more interested in cars/planes/ships/spaceships/etc from the start. Not to say wars and dinosaurs LOL.
    I could only name a few women I know irl who is interested in motorsports. And then it's usually the drivers not the cars that make it interesting for them:)
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  14. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    Hey, at least there is Sabine Schmitz and Susie Stoddart and they are way more skilled than Danica Patrick.
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  15. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    Um no Sat Nav or On Star? Lol!
  16. Human nature. Why isn´t more men hairdressers or sell wedding dresses for a living? Because it´s generally not in the nature of man to do that.
    And usually when they are hairdressers or sell wedding dresses they are borderline women anyways :)

    There has been atleast one women in F1 and i think she even won a race.
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  17. Hiroshi Awazu

    Hiroshi Awazu
    Off Topic Moderator

    You're too funny man! . Really a woman in F1?
  18. It´s all embedded since we were cavemen really. Men went out and hunted, possibly had to fight for their lives from time to time while the women stayed at home, took care of the children and made food because the man´s energy was drained because he had to run from a bear or something.

    I think we will see this "line" blur out as time goes by because now we don´t really have to fear for our lives in the same way or hunt for food in the same way.
  19. Yea, a women in F1, who would think that :) Should have stayed in the........ Joking :)
    I was wrong about the win in F1, i swear i read something about that, i have to do some fishing on that but in total there have been 5 women in F1 through time, none of which has won a race, the total amount of points is 0.5 :)
  20. There have been 5 female F1 drivers. The best scored 0.5 point between 1974 and 1976 (17 entries, 12 starts). It was Lella Lombardi. The others didn't score any points. She scored her 0.5 point in the Spanish GP of 1975.

    //edit For some reason i didn't see your last post Hampus...