The micromachismos of the DGT | Society

Latest announcements of the DGT on the radio they can be effective, disturbing or shocking, but not feminist, at least a couple of them, in which the woman is in a repellent role, even unconvincing to be instructive, which is what a campaign like that intends. In one of the radio spots, the wife is heard asking the husband for more speed, because, "honey, we are late, it accelerates that we are going to arrive the last as always ...". When someone complains of slowness behind the wheel in the collective imagination, the image of a woman does not usually appear. Quite the contrary. Perhaps it is because of the many times that it has been repeated that they are more prudent. Today that may be a topic, but the statistics of the DGT, published on its website, they show that 1,043 deaths in traffic accidents in 2017 were men compared to 424 women. The statistics unfortunately does not detail who was the driver in these accidents, but it serves to get an idea. For every million inhabitants there are 61 men killed on the road and 18 women. The data does not vary if it concerns mopeds (46 men died, 3 women), motorcycles (335 men, 24 women) or cars (572 by 225).

Exposure to risk is one of the factors that has always hindered male statistics, for example, their life expectancy. And that includes drug use (also driving), not just driving itself.

Perhaps women are changing their driving patterns (including drug use, not to mention the mobile phone) and traffic campaigns now have to influence the female figure more to remind him of the harshness of accidents, but what does not seem necessary is to resort to that image of the repellent woman that embitters life: the one that she reproaches her husband for being unpunctual due to his slowness on the road, or the irritated and omnipresent mother (almost the mother-in-law of the usual dirty joke, or Woody Allen's from heaven) who makes the son who does not respond to the telephone look bad: a good time calling you, I do not know why you want a mobile phone if you do not take it, how busy are you that you can not talk for five minutes with your mother? ... ".

The Unespa (Insurance Business Association) has just released a statisticonly among the youngest, from 18 to 35 years old, where the differences in accidents between the sexes seem to be diluted a little. You have to keep in mind that they are statistics and each one measures one way. In this, for example, all those that require a medical intervention (from an x-ray to a corpse) are considered serious accidents, an interesting point of view for an insurance company, but not so fine-tuned if what you want to analyze is who sticks the pi├▒azo more beast, women or men. Be that as it may, there is no need to give that eternal image of the insufferable lady who is also to blame for the accidents for requesting more speed or to answer the telephone immediately. Would not the conversation between two friends be more credible ?: "Trunk, ask him, that you are slower than your father, which is to say". "Come on, uncle, we're not going to get to the second half." For giving some ideas.

Micromachismos of always. But how curious that in the world of the car, as of men of always, now incorporate the woman as a fly cojonera, irritating and guilty of all evils. Remember the packs of tobacco (Another risk factor, smoke, which is now changing but traditionally was a matter of men). See those in which you are alert about infertility. If they appear, they are saddened by sexual impotence. If they leave, in the photo are two friends, one with several children and the other looking with envy or desire, as if only women could wish to have children. To then accuse them that they do not even have a moment to talk to their mother on the phone ... What a pity.


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