Taking the Wheel, Ch. 1-5
What was wrong with public transportation for middle-class women?
Why were chaffuers not an
acceptable solution? What problems did they pose?
Why did most people believe that
the auto was too dangerous for women to operate on their own? In other words,
why shouldn't they take the wheel?
What stereotypes of gender (women)
supported the conclusion that women shouldn't drive cars?
What does the debate over women's
access to the car tell us about how American society viewed role and place of
women at the turn of the century?
Why was the electric car an
acceptable car for women? What made it ideal?
How did car company ads use gender
to market new developments like the self-starter to sell cars? What did this
mean for men?
Why did long-distance races and
female race drivers affect women's relationship with the car?
How did the car affect the suffrage
does Addams characterize the city in early 1900s?
best to address the ills of the city and why them?
How does this document argue that women must have the vote?
What evidence does it offer to support this argument?