Buttigieg Proposes Spending $20 Million On Female Dummies To Combat ‘Gender Inequity’

A high-ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee lauded a call from U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg to spend $20 million of taxpayer money on brand-new female crash test dummies.

“You also plan to make important investments to address the roadway safety crisis,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) said to Buttigieg, “including the critical funding that would accelerate the development, and this is an area I’ve written to you about, of the use of female dummies in crash testing.”

She then gushed at his request, proclaiming, “This will start to fight the gender inequity among vehicle safety and crash victims.”

DeLauro has attempted to convince Buttigieg of undertaking her gender-based efforts in the past. Fox News reported that just over a year ago, DeLauro joined forces with several other Democrat Party colleagues to draft a letter to the transportation secretary urging his agency to take “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).”

Her letter seemingly implied that the NHTSA is engaging in misogynistic practices, claiming that female dummies that are currently used in crash tests “are simply scaled-down versions of the male dummies, which are based on the measurements of an average-sized male from the 1970s.” It also alleged that the existing dummies neglect to portray reality as women drivers are more susceptible to certain crash injuries, including in the “neck and abdomen.”

Fox News said it contacted DeLauro’s office to ask how a female crash test dummy should differ from a male one but did not receive a response.

Buttigieg’s battle against the perceived female discrimination pertaining to crash dummies is not the first time he has publicly pushed for left-wing ideologies in his agency. Previously, the transportation secretary has addressed the “racism” he claims goes into designing infrastructure around the country, including bridges, highways, and overpasses.

He has received a myriad of criticism and ridicule for his remarks on more than one occasion: