Why do I see so many Asian women riding in the back seat?
January 20, 2007 8:18 PM Subscribe
Not sure if this is AskMeFi material, but google returns mostly porn results for "Asian wife backseat," and I can't find any previous question: I often see Asian men driving with women (presumably their wives) in the backseat. Nobody is riding shotgun. It is definitely the exception (i.e., most putative Asian couples I see are riding side-by-side). Does anyone know what this is about?
posted by oxonium to society & culture (33 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Many Asian women are quite petite, and passenger-side airbags are a safety concern. This may be the case, but I've seen this situation in enough older automobiles (presumably without passenger-side airbags or any at all) and women that appeared to be of appropriate height and weight to negate this theory.
Infants: some have a childseat/children in back, most do not.
Personal racial bias: I have seen this situation only once or twice with non-Asians, and in these cases, there was an infant in the backseat. I don't think I'm selectively overseeing counterexamples.
Regional: I have observed this on both coasts and in the midwest.