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Dem Rep. Rosa DeLauro Praises Pete Buttigieg for Promoting Female Crash Test Dummies to Promote Gender Equity

Dem Rep. Rosa DeLauro Praises Pete Buttigieg for Promoting Female Crash Test Dummies to Promote Gender Equity

“This will start to fight the gender inequity among vehicle safety and crash victims.”

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) recently praised Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for promoting the use of female crash test dummies in order to promote gender equity.

It has gotten to the point where it is nearly impossible to distinguish reality from parody.

FOX News reports:

Rep. DeLauro praises Buttigieg’s plan to solve ‘gender inequity’ by promoting female crash test dummies

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., turned heads Thursday by stressing the need for “female dummies” in car crash testing during a congressional hearing.

During the House Appropriations Committee hearing on the Department of Transportation budget, DeLauro used her time to praise Transportation Secretary Pete Butigieg’s initiatives to rectify the “gender inequity” among crash victims.

DeLauro singled out the “use of female dummies” for roadway crash testing as one of these Buttigieg initiatives she supports.

“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. “This will start to fight the gender inequity among vehicle safety and crash victims.”

More than a year ago, DeLauro, along with other Democrat Party lawmakers, wrote a letter to Secretary Buttigieg requesting that his department take “takes additional measures to protect women drivers by requiring the use of accurate, up-to-date female crash test dummies in NHTSA’s [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).”

Has this woman ever been mocked on Saturday Night Live? I bet she hasn’t. They’re too busy mocking Trump to notice this walking comedy sketch of a representative. Watch:

Not gonna lie. I look at Congresswoman DeLauro and see my Massachusetts public school second-grade art teacher.

All this talk about crash test dummies also reminds me of the 90s band Crash Test Dummies. Remember them?

Their hit ‘Superman’s Song’ was brilliant.

“Superman never made any money, savin’ the world from Solomon Grundy”

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Now she can apply for the crash test….or in her case recovery after one.

E Howard Hunt | April 21, 2023 at 9:17 am

Somehow employing the verb “rectify” to describe Mayor Pete’s action concerning gender inequity does not seem to be in the best taste. Also, it would seem that the boy mayor has gone out of his way to expand the list of what constitutes dummies to include woman. This is most misogynistic and smacks of entrenched patriarchal values. It is demeaning to women and underscores his contempt for the hard-won gains of today’s liberated, self-actualized persons of womanhood.

    SophieA in reply to E Howard Hunt. | April 21, 2023 at 9:50 am

    I’m waiting for transwomen crash test dummies before I claim victory for equity. The nerve of that blue-haired bigot! She needs to be more inclusive./sarcasm

2smartforlibs | April 21, 2023 at 9:18 am

The regime couldn’t handle a real issue if it bit them. Existential issues are so much easier to deal with.

Fat_Freddys_Cat | April 21, 2023 at 9:22 am

Just when you think our society has hit Peak Stupid, a “progressive” says “Hold my Chardonnay”.

I demand penis tampons and testicular pads be made available in every gender-neutral bathroom.

wrote a letter to Secretary Buttigieg requesting that his department take “takes additional measures to protect women drivers by requiring the use of accurate, up-to-date female crash test dummies in NHTSA’s [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) and Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).”

are they 50lbs heavier as well, the average size of women has increased as well based upon more than a half a century of visits to retail stores?

UnCivilServant | April 21, 2023 at 9:58 am

So neither this woman nor Mister Pete know that the auto industry has used simulacra of women and children in crash safety tests since at least the 1980s?

    CommoChief in reply to UnCivilServant. | April 21, 2023 at 11:18 am

    At a guess she wants to recalibrate safety standards using women and children in small autos. Then decry the presence of larger, heavier vehicles like SUV as endangering women and children by their very presence on the streets. Problem is she is way behind the times b/c EV are hella heavy compared to standard ICE passenger cars; those batteries carry a substantial weight penalty, so much so that they wear out tires much quicker than ICE vehicles. Just another added cost of EV that the proponents don’t like to discuss, particularly the disposal issues of all these extra tires.

      That’s cool, we can just burn all those worn out tires so they don’t take up too much space in the landfill.

        venril in reply to Paul. | April 21, 2023 at 2:58 pm

        That’ll be the next Antifa trick, necklacing. To get rid of the tires, of course.

          CommoChief in reply to venril. | April 21, 2023 at 5:59 pm

          That’s a two for one! Dispose of the excess tires and the deplorables, though it will likely hurt production quotas of Soylent Green.

        henrybowman in reply to Paul. | April 21, 2023 at 9:54 pm

        They burn a whole lot longer than nuclear fuel rods. A Musk-type genius could find a way to make electricity from that.

        I lived in VA during the Winchester tire fire of 1983, which took nine months to put out and 20 years to clean up after. Prevailing winds took the stinking smoke all the way east on I-66, smack into downtown Washington DC (a bonus). It was a local redneck attraction, like Virginia’s own Grand Canyon. Wags went out at night and painted large directional signs on the payment of I-66 that said TAR FAR.

      Concise in reply to CommoChief. | April 22, 2023 at 12:49 pm

      I don’t see how it would be possible to recalibrate safety standards using women and children in small autos since they can’t define “woman.”

Was this one on the Addams Family years ago?

There is a real issue underlying all this. I have no comment about the money allocated or the selected solution.

Auto engineers, like the manufacturers of exercise equipment, act like they have no idea what size people use their equipment. They will conform to Federal regulations, but otherwise will not expend funds.

There is a definite problem with some designs for seat belts, seat adjustments, and head rests. In particular, some shoulder harnesses will lay across my neck, some pedals are too far forward, and some headrests will tip my head forward if I try to actually sit in the seat. These are obviously potentially injurious, and I’ve known it all my driving life.

The design changes to fix these deficiencies are trivial, should the manufacturers bother, and some have.

My Tesla adjusts to suit me, and I don’t have to stretch to reach the pedals or any other such nonsense. Everybody else that drives my car bitches about having to move the seat to get in. But it is my car, after all, and it should be able to fit me.

Similarly, the shoulder strap would lay across my neck, but for the adjustment on the seat that changes its position. This is much safer. Also, the headrest does not shove my head forward. These features are different from my Nissan Quest, a supposed mommy-van, that, in addition to being uncomfortable to operate, had badly restricted vision out the back.

My experience with exercise equipment is relevant. When I first started lifting weights, I could not use most of the fancy equipment. In particular, anything for upper body was unusable for two reasons: the measurements for shoulder-to-shoulder, shoulder-to-elbow and elbow-to-wrist were too long, and the increments on the weights were inappropriate for strength training.

I wound up in the basement, doing free weights with the big guys. That worked out, because not only are free weights independent of bone length, there were plenty of 2-lb weights to be added to a bar for incremental strength building. These solutions have been known for 50 years.

I’d been working out for about 10 years when the better manufacturers came out with more adjustable machines, and I was able to use some, but not all of them. This is not a thoroughly regulated industry. The latest equipment bought by my gym was clearly selected by some dumbass guy, and now, again, is too big, with no provision for using incremental weights on the machines. I’m back to free weights.

Companies will make the same mistakes over and over, because they hire inexperienced people and tell them to cut costs. For fitness, it doesn’t matter as much, because there’s always free weights. But for automobiles, the result can be excess injury and death.

    CommoChief in reply to Valerie. | April 21, 2023 at 11:50 am

    Bowflex works very well for me. DoD completely rebuilt my severely injured shoulder and I needed something that I could use to rehab which allowed for different weight on each side.

      diver64 in reply to CommoChief. | April 22, 2023 at 6:29 am

      I bought a Bowflex for lower back problems to strengthen the muscles in the area. It works quite well for that type of exercise.

    inspectorudy in reply to Valerie. | April 21, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    What you just whined about is in almost all upscale cars on the market. Of course, if you buy an entry-level car then you probably won’t get floor mats or anything that adjusts except the seats and rearview mirror.

Morning Sunshine | April 21, 2023 at 10:57 am

just dress the current dummies in a dress and add a nametag with pronouns “she/her” and tell everyone you ARE testing women – at least according to the latest definition.

I thought men and women have no biological differences? Just social construction, right ? Nothing a puberty blocker can’t fix. Can’t I use a male crash test dummy that identifies as a female dummy and call it a day ?

JackinSilverSpring | April 21, 2023 at 11:15 am

DemoncRats have gone bonkers. They demand that women sports allow men who say they are women to compete but now demand female dummies. Well, the testers should take a dummy and define it as a trans whatever. Of course, in the same vein, DemoncRats demand that less 25 year-olds not be treated like adults when they commit a crime because their brains have not developed fully, but then turn around and demand that 16 year-olds be allowed to vote. As I said, they’re bonkers.

Her name should not be DeLauro, but DeLirious.

Even stupider: They already DO use different crash dummies!

Search: nitsa crash dummy regulations

And the first page that comes up is a list of all the dummies they use and what tests they do on each:

50th Percentile Adult Male
50th Percentile Adult Male
5th Percentile Adult Female
Small Adult Female
10-Year-Old Child
6–Year-Old Child
6-Year-Old Weighted Child
3-Year-Old Child
12-Month-Old Infant
Newborn Infant

The fact that someone spent 10 seconds on this issue is beyond belief. Duct tape some silicone implants on a dummy and be done with.

Once there was this girl who
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Secretary of trans/portation, two men and a womb, and, NOW, female sex (or feminine gender?) [crash test] dummies.

Before Fetterman, there was DeLauro.

The problem here is that nobody concerned knows what a woman is.

A much bigger issue is female legislative dummies.

She’s just happy because her Tik-Tok-twerking granddaughters now have a actual career path.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | April 21, 2023 at 4:22 pm

So … tits make a “woman”, now? Or is it the lipstick on the dummies that does it?

Or, are these crash test dummies ANATOMICALLY CORRECT? Of course, I think the left has declared that the phrase “ANATOMICALLY CORRECT” is hate speech and kills people.

Aside: Crash Test Dummies was an excellent band.

This ludicrous fossil has been in Congress for 32 years.

“DeLauro is married to political strategist Stan Greenberg, a founding partner of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research (GQR) and Democracy Corps, political consulting and research firms headquartered in Washington, D.C.”

I hate these worthless creatures and everyone of their slimy ilk with every fiber of my being.

inspectorudy | April 21, 2023 at 7:19 pm

First off, we need to see a Delauro birth certificate to know what to call he/she. And second, no Democrat as rabid as this person makes this kind of request unless there is a hidden agenda connected with it. Something to do with ICE cars I’m guessing.

Is Rep. Rosa DeLauro trying to audition for Babylon Bee?

What “roadway safety” crisis? Exactly how is there “inequity” in auto crash injuries?

Whenever someone on the left or in the MSM makes fun of how Lauren Boebert dresses I immediately think of that fashion disaster from CT.

Blackgriffin | April 22, 2023 at 7:08 am

Wait, the Left doesn’t know what a female is, do they?

SeekingRationalThought | April 22, 2023 at 10:14 am

Her family and voters must be proud of her towering intellect. Always remember, you are who you vote for.

    She’s on her 17th term in the HoR so it would seem the voters in Connecticut have been happy with her for more than three decades. Another d/prog octogenarian politician clinging to power.