Seriously. Well sort of. For the first time in over 30 years of federal crash test research of cars, there is finally a smaller dummy meant to represent women. And the results are disturbing.
But the new female model is unusually small, and meant to represent a 12yr old as well. (4ft 11in and 108lbs). By comparison the standard male dummy is 5’9″ and 172 (wheras the avg male is 5’9″ and 195 , avg female is 5’4″ 165#).
full story over at the Washington Post here:
Now- when will they start including women and children when testing for safety in prescription drugs?