In the retro world of Republicans, women still take a back seat when it comes to controlling their own bodies and their health, and as in this 1934 car advertisement, without any safety precautions it’s a dangerous ride indeed.
A Retro Ride
Nervous Dot the Democrat is sure glad that Bette’s husband Dick drives a Chevrolet. Men can be real speed demons on the road but with Republican Dick every ride is big and steady!
Dot and Bette agree : If husbands must drive fast…make sure its a Chevrolet.
The 2 gals in this 1934 vintage Chevrolet ad could sit back, relax enjoy a cigarette and some good gossip letting Dick take the wheel without any worries.
“You know how men are, sometimes – behind the wheel of a car,'” the ad begins. “They want to get places in a hurry…pass all others at the traffic lights...’make time’ on the open road.”
“Now from the woman’s viewpoint, that’s all very well, provided,” the ad assured the reader, “the car is a safe, sure-footed easily controlled Chevrolet.”
“Then you can let speed-loving husbands step along to their heart’s content – explore the full range of its 80 horsepower performance – and who cares?”
With 1934 Dick behind the wheel, who needed seat belts, air bags or even safety glass?
Today, nearly 70 years later men are still in the driver’s seat, as Mike Pence and a dozen white men decide whether maternity care should be considered essential health care.
Women are relegated to the back seat once again, without any safety precautions.