Female drivers

Published January 27, 2019

WOMEN drive better than men. There. I said it. A few days ago I was driving around the city and my car stopped at the roundabout randomly. It took a while to start it again. Within those few minutes I was shocked to see how men view women, particularly women who drive. One man kept honking while another one shouted: “If you do not know how to drive a car, why don’t you stay at home and cook or clean.”

No one took into consideration that this was something that could happen to anyone. The car did not just stop working in the middle of the road because I am a woman.

Pakistani men think that women are only good for household chores or easy tasks and feel that driving is a task that can only be perfected by a man. Personally, I think women are better drivers as we are not easily distracted like our male counterparts. If a man overtakes a car its fine but if a women does it, God forbid, a man’s ego get hurt.

Nimra Aleem Uddin.
Karachi

Published in Dawn, January 27th, 2019

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