It's Women's History Month and while we are always making HERstory, there are still things made today without women in mind. To be honest I was shocked at how many every day gadgets and tools we use that are not made for us.
1. Car Safety and Comfort
Not sure why, but crash dummies are genderless, which is cool except one thing: boobies and pregnant people are real. Crash dummies are suppose to help engineers know how the human body will fit in the car and react to dangerous situations, but they literally forgot to test it on half the population... Plus let's be honest who else doesn't struggle with the seatbelt either cutting your neck off because of your breasts or having to put it under the boob.
2. Sticking with our cars, where do we put our purse?
Why is there no place to put my purse for safe keeping or just out of the way while driving? It's a huge inconvenience to put it in the backseat while I have a passenger in the front seat, what if I get pulled over for speeding or what if I stop through a drive through. It's rude to put my purse on someone's feet, but it's more rude not to design with me or any person that has to carry a bag regularly in mind.
3. Actual tools and equipment to do handy work around the house
It's not that they aren't necessarily designed just for men, but power tools, gardening tools, cooking knives and just so many "man things" are designed with a larger handle that is not easy to grip if you quite literally have a smaller hand size. But knowing lady luck, they would make a smaller sized tool and then charge a pink tax on it.
4. Unisex bathrooms
While some have it, most don't and it's the little trash can to dispose of our sanitary products. Honestly I can't tell you how grossed out I get thinking I'm sharing a single stall public bathroom with a guy who probably peed on the seat (queue every disgusting gas station bathroom movie scene ever made in the history of the world), but the fact that you can't accommodate by providing a small trash can for me to dispose of what is considered biohazardous material is also super gross.
5. Speaking of bathrooms why aren't there multiple hooks for our purses, bookbags, and jackets inside the stalls...
We deserve more than just this little gadget, which let's be honest doesn't even work well, to place our bags when using the restroom in public or the public vanity to wash our hands. Our bags just get in the way of everything.
6. Whoever thought see through floors were cool was either a creep or not a woman
I mean this one feels pretty self explanatory whether it's from the bottom or the top women are exposed. If you are on a see through floor people can see up a dress or skirt and if someone is looking down they can totally see through the top of a blouse if they are a creep.
7. Why don't massage tables have a place for our tatas
I feel like this is an obvious one to be fixed immediately. If someone is on their chest there should be a removeable insert to let our yitties hang free, AND when it's time to roll over on to our backs put that insert back and boom it's a massage table for anyone.
8. Fitness Bikes
If you can get bikes for men and bikes for women, then why don't they make fitness bikes for both men and women? The bikes at the gyms are clearly made for guys. All I'm asking for is a wider comfier seat.
9. Why can't we have large pockets
Literally enough said, I'm so sick of my pockets only being able to hold a bread crumb while a men's pocket can hold keys, wallets, a phone, prescription medication, all the groceries, headphones and their hope for tomorrow.