How To Talk Your Way Out Of a Speeding Ticket on Howcast
It's interesting to see and hear some of the gender stereotypes that can even get people out of upholding certain responsibilities. For example, many women are taught that if they cry, they can get out of a speeding ticket. This video lists a few different ways that one may avoid getting a ticket. The following were things that stuck out to me...
1. "Turn on the waterworks--the louder and more inconsolable sounding, the better. A crying woman makes people uncomfortable enough--imagine how unnerved the officer will be by a blubbering man."
2. "Play the pregnancy card--if you're a woman, blame it on the hormones (assuming your sleek, rock-hard abs won't betray you). Guys, say you need to get to your in-labor wife. What cop would stop you?"
Why is it that the officer would be more unnerved by a crying man than a crying woman? I believe it's because our society has taught us that men are the "strong defenders" and the women are the ones that are "emotional and irrational."