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Does this count as sexism? Size-ism? Chest-ism?

Posted by Lissa on October 30, 2008

I don’t know.  But I don’t like it!

HANOI | Vietnam is considering banning small-chested drivers from its roads — a proposal that has provoked widespread disbelief in this nation of slight people.

The Ministry of Health recently recommended that people whose chests measure fewer than 28 inches would be prohibited from driving motorbikes — as would those who are too short or too thin.

The proposal is part of an exhaustive list of new criteria the ministry has come up with to ensure that Vietnam’s drivers are in good health.

Of course, you can always depend on bloggers to have a sense of humor:

Vietnamese bloggers have been poking fun at the plan, envisioning traffic police with tape measures eagerly pulling over female drivers to measure their chests.

“From now on, padded bras will be best-sellers,” said Bo Cu Hung, a popular Ho Chi Minh City blogger.

I’d make some snarky suggestion — such as small-chested drivers going topless so that they could easily prove they were in good health — but, after all, this is a classy blog.

(h/t The Corner)

4 Responses to “Does this count as sexism? Size-ism? Chest-ism?”

  1. chrisb said

    Hmm, well when you don’t give in to being ruled by communists you can ride your moped no matter how skinny you are.

  2. Jay G. said

    I refuse to comment on the grounds that you have those “crotch-kicking boots”…


  3. Lissa said

    Chrisb, I’m sure the Nanny-state will eventually regulate that too.

    Jay G., you’re a wise man 😉

  4. Ted said

    Or you could try one of these, filled with Pina Colada:


    Shockingly, I have gotten precisely *zero* google hits on that title. Probably that’s a good thing …


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