MADD Speechless Over Female DUI Arrests
Recently a trend was noticed, recorded, and reported on in the national media: Drunken driving arrests on the rise — for women.
Oh no Martha, say it ain’t so!!!
DUI arrests have rising by 28% from 1998 to 2007. This is according to the Transportation Department reports. For men DUI arrests have actually fallen off by 7.5% during that time. The numbers, however, for male arrests for DUI are simply staggering. In 2007 there were over 620 thousand DUI arrests for men, for women the figure is a mere 162 thousand.
Here’s where it gets sticky. They sought a statement from MADD, mothers against drunk driving, an all female organization that lobbys to reinstate prohibition lawas against alcohol. MADD was very caught off guard by the reports, and very angry that the national news media outlets reported it. [ I assume the national media has to run everything by MADD these days? ]
When asked what did they make of the findings, they had this to say:
Laura Dean-Mooney, president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, told the Associated Press she could not explain the jump in arrests of women. “There’s no hard data on that,” Dean-Mooney told AP. “What you’re hearing more is that women are under more pressure, they’re now perhaps the breadwinner because of the unemployment rate.”
Riiiiiight! Last time I checked, 1998 wasn’t back in the stone ages. We’re talking about the last 10 years. There has been no tremendous change in female occupation stature in the last 10 years.
It is amazing that feminists will stoop to victimization tactics to explain away, criminal activity? Well, to you working bread winner moms out there, here’s to you. MADD, might get their way and stop your choice to have any alcohol one day, but for now, this bud’s for you.
Seriously, don’t drink and drive… well at least not over the limit.