Pete Buttigieg Praised for Fighting ‘Gender Inequity’ by Investing in Female Crash Test Dummies
Representative Rosa DeLauro praised Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for his plan to invest in female crash test dummies, something she claims is an important step to fight “gender inequity.”
DeLauro is referencing Buttigieg’s current request before Congress seeking $20 million in the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) proposed 2024 fiscal budget to develop the dummies.
And while many people would roll their eyes at yet another virtue-signaling attempt at wokeism from the Biden administration official, DeLauro finds the push for gender-specific crash test dummies to be a watershed moment in the fight for equality.
“You also plan to make important investments to address the roadway safety crisis, including the critical funding that would accelerate the development – and this is an area that I’ve written to you about – of the use of female dummies in crash testing,” she said to Buttigieg at a House Appropriations subcommittee last week.
“This will start to fight the gender inequity among vehicle safety and crash victims.”
WATCH: Rep. Rosa DeLauro praises Transportation Sec. Buttigieg for the development of ‘female crash test dummies’
“This will start to fight the gender inequity among vehicle safety and crash victims.” pic.twitter.com/C85Ll2mQJ9
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) April 20, 2023
Female Crash Test Dummies
Just to recap, what you’re looking at above is a sitting congresswoman with purple hair, sporting a shirt and/or sweater with an orange garbage bag sheen, praising a government official who once took almost two months of paternity leave for using $20 million in taxpayer dollars to develop anatomically representative crash test dummies.
The Founding Fathers would be so proud of the government they envisioned turning into a perpetual circus.
Several social media users poked fun at both DeLauro (D-CT) and Buttigieg regarding the proposal.
“How do you know those crash test dummies are female, you transphobic hater?” actor Nick Searcy quipped.
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 23, 2023
Actually, that’s a pretty good question. Democrats don’t even know what a woman is – they’re not biologists after all.
Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro made a similar argument. Why are we making distinctions between the gender of crash test dummies but can’t do so for actual people?
“It’s good to have female crash test dummies if you believe in biological reality (men and women have different body types). But Democrats don’t believe that,” Shapiro said.
“So shouldn’t Rosa DeLauro stop assuming the gender of the ‘male’ crash test dummies?”
It’s good to have female crash test dummies if you believe in biological reality (men and women have different body types). But Democrats don’t believe that. So shouldn’t Rosa DeLauro stop assuming the gender of the “male” crash test dummies? https://t.co/z70UfmGbGf
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 21, 2023
“If there is no difference in the physique of biological males and females, why do the Dems want to spend $20 million for female crash dummies?” another user wondered.
If there is no difference in the physique of biological males and females, why do the dems want to spend $20 million for female crash dummies? https://t.co/RBJ2hryTkd
— Xena Warrior Princess (@XenaWarP) April 24, 2023
Voted Against Protecting Women’s Sports
It’s such an odd dichotomy to watch Representative DeLauro praise Buttigieg for recognizing differences between the male and female body in regards to crash test dummies, when she, along with every single other Democrat in the House refuses to acknowledge those differences when it comes to women and men in sports.
In the same week she was praising Buttigieg for his female crash test dummies, DeLauro and the Democrats were voting against a bill protecting women’s sports by keeping biological males out of them.
BREAKING: The House has voted in favor of protecting women’s sports.
Zero Democrats voted for it. pic.twitter.com/gBSMZM6Tox
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 20, 2023
I mean, do we really need to spend $20 million when we can just throw a dress on the male crash test dummy, hand it a Bud Light, and call it a day?
There is some measure of logic to the proposal when one looks at it objectively. Crash test dummies were predominantly developed based on the height and weight statistics of the average male from the 1970s.
Some studies reveal that women are significantly more likely to be injured in a car wreck than men.
Still, the New York Post describes the concept as a “dum idea.”
Other initiatives championed by Secretary Buttigieg include addressing racist roads and the scourge of having too many white construction workers.
Roads across the country are falling apart, train derailments are nearly a daily occurrence, and the airline industry is an absolute safety tragedy waiting to happen but, damn it, Mayor Pete is going to make sure we have crash test dummies that are at least two inches shorter in the name of ‘gender inequity.’
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