Men and Cars

What's the sociocultural deal with men and cars? Cristen and Caroline take a drive through the gendered history of car advertising, early electric cars for women and why guys are still behind the wheel more often.

Episode sources:

"More women drivers than men on U.S. roads now" by Joan Lowy. Nov. 12, 2012. USA Today.

"Are Women Being Taken For a Ride?" Jan. 11, 2010. Freakonomics.

"Do Women Take the Backseat to Men? by Eric A. Morris. Feb. 24, 2010. Freakonomis.

"Employed persons by detailed occupations, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latin ethnicity." 2013. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

"STUDY: Men can't help but enjoy fast cars - it's that testosterone thing again" by Jonny Lieberman. Oct. 15, 2009. Autoblog.

"Why Men Love Cars" by Derek Mead. April 06, 2012. Vice.

"Are Men Better Drivers Than Women" by Lee Dye. June 15, 2011. ABC News.

"For Women Who Drive, the Stereotype Hits Hard" by Anemona Hartocollis. Aug. 17, 2010. The New York Times.

"Men v. Women: Who Are Safer Drivers?" by Jerry Edgerton. Oct. 11, 2011. CBS News.

Academic insights:

"Gender and the Automobile in the United States" by Margaret Walsh. Automobile in American Life and Society.

"Femininity and the Electric Car" by Virginia Scharff. Automobile in American Life and Society.

"The Automobile and Gender: An Historical Perspective" by Martin Wachs. Women's Travel Issues. 1996. University of California, Berkely.

Topics in this Podcast: men, cars, automobiles, transportation, stereotypes, best of 2014 men