Really???!! Sexism that blatant *still* exists?

On our way to lunch today we spotted an accident at a busy intersection. The drivers of both cars looked quite dazed – it was a tail-ender where one car had stopped and the one behind had not. Both cars were extensively damaged so it must have been a hard knock. The police were there and both (male) drivers were walking around so we went on to get our sandwiches.

On the way back, there were two fire engines and an ambulance – turns out there was a person in the passenger seat of the second car and she was badly hurt. They were using the jaws of life to cut in through the back of the hatch to reach her, legs must have been crushed.

Why am I telling you this? As we were passing the scene a “man” (I use that term loosley) walked past, looked at the scene and said to his female companions “obviously a woman driver!”. I was dumb-struck, then I was filled with rage – how dare this stupid wanker make that assumption; on what grounds could he have possibly have determined this? I wanted to chase him down and give him a piece of my mind but my companions advised against. The cheek! Aside from the hideous injustice of this sexist assumption, it was just plain wrong!

So what would you have done? Would you have chased him down or shut up as I ultimately did?

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