Where are all the female crash test dummies?

(Or why the need for diversity in STEM is a matter of life or death)

It may come as a surprise for you to learn that it wasn’t until a few years ago that car manufacturers started regularly carrying out testing with ‘female’ crash test dummies in the driver’s seats. For more than 30 years it was assumed that it would be sufficient to use a standard crash test dummy, a dummy which had been designed to reflect the measurements and biomechanics of the average male body. As a result, women were more susceptible to injury and were killed more often in car crashes.

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