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August 5, 2013

Subaru Emirates: Women drivers 'at it again'

Dubai netizens raise the alarm over 'sexist' Facebook comments.
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Screenshot from Facebook.
 

A car crash in Dubai killed four on Thursday night, including a baby. One Abu Dhabi car dealership's take on the accident: Women drivers, at it again.
 
The UAE's active social media scene went into overdrive after Subaru Emirates' Facebook page blamed the accident on "a grave mistake by a lady driver". The post added that Dubai could not put extra safeguards "for women to check their presence of mind during crisis situation while driving, [it's] all about being responsible drivers". Another comment read, "Not anti-women bro, just pointing out [a] few facts".
 
Outrage over the posts quickly went viral:
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