A woman claimed that she once experienced a “Pretty Woman” moment with a “sexist” car dealer in a now-viral post.
Under the username u/Karamist623, the woman posted in Reddit’s “Malicious Compliance” forum: “[A] car dealer told me to come back when I “knew what I was talking about.” The post received 8,200 upvotes and 1,200 encouraging comments.
In the United States, 62 percent of new cars are reportedly purchased by women. and affect more than 85% of all car purchases, according to Forbes. However, according to a 2019 survey from AutoTrader, 40% of women “dread” the car-buying process, and 94% of women don’t trust dealerships, according to Erin Baker, a member of Lamborghini’s Female Advisory Board.
Women’s “disenfranchisement,” according to Baker, is a contributing factor to this mistrust. Female customers want to be “respected,” not “patronized,” as u/Karamist623 had been.
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