Glass Ceiling Stealing: Car theft easier for men

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal

Sorry ladies, but it looks like the dark and seedy world of car thievery is still dominated by the males of our species. A new report in Justice Quarterly reports that while women typically have no problem breaking a window, shattering a steering column lock and hotwiring their way to freedom, they tend to have more limited access to facilities that can turn a single stolen car into multiple sellable parts. For whatever reason, the crews that run chop shops just don’t tend to trust a lady thief like they would her masculine counterpart.

Apparently, the auto theft world, and more importantly, the automotive disposal world, is dominated by male “gatekeepers” who decide who gets to play and who doesn’t. Fair? Of course not, but who said anything about the filthy underbelly of our society exhibiting anything close to political correctness?

You know what that means, ladies – time to get out there and start popping locks. Or something.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line | Image: Rockstar Games]

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