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Our Women's Perspectives: Fighting Sexual Harassment and Changing Sexual Stereotypes in the Automotive World

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 28th, 2008 12:15pm

AskPatty's President and CEO Jody DeVere recently sent me a link to an article she had found at Newsweek magazine. Titled "More Than A Tune-Up," the 1997 article described occurrences of sexual harassment at a Mitsubishi plant which helped launch detailed training programs and management reforms that ultimately made this company's policies on sexual harassment far more stringent than those of most Fortune ...


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BMW's 'Shameful' Greek Used Car Ad

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2008 5:04am

Everybody on the women's blogging network is talking about the BMW ad pictured at the left. And all of them are offended by it. Our friend Yvonne DeVita at Lipsticking.com is fuming, saying "This ad isn't just visually disturbing. The text is also poorly thought-out. It's for USED cars...and it says, "You know you're not the first." Clearly a sexual connotation meant to depict the young ...


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BlogHers go Racing in Second Life!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 24th, 2008 4:59am

While thousands of women Bloggers assembled in San Francisco for the BlogHer '08 Convention this weekend, Second Life BlogHers had plenty of chances to hang out inworld at the BlogHer conference in Second Life! Hundreds of attendees enjoyed socializing at Callie Cline's Beach Resort (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Ride/134/167/26) (which sponsored several social events with dancing and music), and the BlogHer Vendor ...


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2010 Chevrolet Camaro Photos Revealed at AskPatty.com

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 22nd, 2008 6:19am

AskPatty was present at Chevrolet's introduction of the production 2010 Camaro in Los Angeles today and is happy to share some of the first photos available of this anxiously awaited sports coupe. Camaro fans have been waiting for this heritage-inspired sports car since the concept was revealed at the Detroit Auto Show more than two years ago: We've seen teasers of the vehicle at autoshows since then, AskPatty President Jody ...


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How Far Would You Go for Free Gas?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 21st, 2008 8:18am

With gas prices continuing to rise, everyone’s looking for ways to save a little cash. People are selling their bigger vehicles for anything more fuel efficient. More city dwellers are taking advantage of public transportation when they can. And here’s an even more creative solution: selling advertising on your car in exchange for free gas. Freegashelp is a site that matches advertisers to drivers. In exchange for a ...


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Car Care Vacation To-Do List

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 21st, 2008 8:16am

When the last beach towel was loaded, the family pulled out of the driveway and headed on vacation, 1500 miles roundtrip. That's when an unsettling moaning noise caught their attention. Dad furrowed his brow. Mom tilted her head, listening intently. "Did the folks at the repair shop say anything about that noise?" asked Dad. "When?" asked Mom. "When you got the pre-vacation checkup on the car." Mom's back became poker straight, ...


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Catching up with Sarah Fisher

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 15th, 2008 8:10am

When Sarah Fisher became the youngest woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 at the age of 19 in 2000, it seemed like nothing could stop the Ohio native. In combination with being just the third woman to compete in the Indy 500, she also became the first lady to stand on the podium at an IRL event; finishing third at Kentucky Speedway in 2001 and second at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2002, she made another ...


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General Motors Combines Forces with Clean Energy to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 14th, 2008 3:03pm

AskPatty.com joined General Motors and Clean Energy Fuels Corporation at a luncheon recently to discuss the first steps in creating a Hydrogen fueling infrastructure in the Los Angeles area. As part of this process, Clean Energy will soon open a hydrogen fueling station in Los Angeles with support from General Motors, and the two companies will continue to jointly explore opportunities to expand the ...


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Allstate America's Teen Driving Hotspots Study Finds Locations of Most Deadly Crashes

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 11th, 2008 2:58pm

Metro areas in the southern US scored lowest in an Allstate study that identifies “hotspots” where fatal teen driving crash rates are highest. The study’s release kicks off Allstate’s “Action Against Distraction” safe teen driving program. The study found that the 10 deadliest places among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas are in the southern US. The deadliest metro areas ...


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Shannon McIntosh is no ordinary girl

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2008 2:56pm

Don’t mistake Shannon McIntosh for just another girl. While some girls were busy shopping for shoes and worrying about the color of their lipgloss – Shannon was worried about where she was going to race on Wednesday nights. "I took her to a race when she was about 4 years old, and she loved it," said her father, Tim McIntosh. "So I bought her a quarter-midget when she was 5, and we ...


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