Mind Blowing Theory Shows How Men And Women Enter Cars Differently
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This theory shows how men and women supposedly enter cars differently, and it’s actually mindblowing.
TikToker @colbyschnacky highlighted the difference in the way that people who identify as a man vs a woman get into their vehicles.
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It seems that viewers are pretty shocked by this theory, with onlookers rallying in the comments about how they get into their own cars.
Another wrote: “Not sure but I will be paying attention.”
“Wow, I’ve never thought about it before,” commented another.
“Don’t know how I get in,” someone else reflected.
“You really got me second-guessing on how I get into a car,” another wrote.
Someone else wrote: “I’m a girl and I do it like a guy.”
“I'm a guy then,” another woman wrote.
However, a gender equality coach disagrees with this TikToker’s particular theory due to the longstanding ‘etiquette’ which women are expected to follow.
Gifty Enright told Tyla: “I don’t think the theory is true that women get into cars headfirst and men, bum first, in fact, I think the opposite is true…This could stem from the etiquette taught to women on how to elegantly enter a car.
“Women are taught across finishing schools and etiquette classes to enter a car bum first, then swing their legs with knees and feet together,” Gifty, who is also a speaker and author, said. “This, of course, goes back to when women only wore dresses and skirts and there was the risk of exposing their underwear and private parts which could lead to reputational damage if they didn’t get into car properly.”
She continued: “Men on the other hand always had very minimal risk of exposing their underwear based on their sartorial choices and even if they did, it had no impact whatsoever on their reputation so could get into a car any way they liked so did it in the most intuitive way to them.”
Although this particular TikTok theory showed the differences between the way men and women enter a car, Gifty doesn’t believe it puts distances between men and women.
“This just highlights the repressive etiquette that women have had to navigate around for years and still continue to do even when there is no good reason to do so.”