Crash testing women

A red car has crashed into the back of a yellow car and crumpled it in the process of a crash test.Nowadays, most of us use gender-neutral language, but has the design world kept up with this philosophical change?  An article in The Guardian discusses how women are mostly left out of designs whether it’s films, science, city planning, economics or literature. In the case of crash test dummies, it seems that only man-sized dummies are used. That is, European man-sized. The article ranges across workplace accidents, stab vests, and personal protective equipment among others. The article claims that research on workplace accidents is focused on men as if that will cover everyone. There are many thought-provoking ideas that challenge the status quo. Even crash test dummies need to reflect the diversity of the population. 

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