A Female Driver
by Trucker Barbie
First, women don't refer to men as "Man Drivers", and personally, I find terms like "Woman Driver" or "Woman Doctor" insulting. One's profession does not designate gender, and so it makes it sound as though to be a female in that profession is somehow inferior.
As a female who is a truck driver, it is my experience that we are treated differently. We are often expected to prove ourselves in order to be accepted and respected by our male peers, or we are gleefully assisted because we simply must be delicate little flowers that are incapable of physical labor.
It makes me sick.
Ladies, if you want equal rights, you need to get off your butts and do equal work! Don't expect special treatment, and PLEASE stop using sexual innuendo, flirting, and manipulation to connive men into doing things for you!
Seeking help is one thing, but get out there with the one that's helping you. Learn! Insist upon seeing what's being done so that the next time it happens, you can fix it yourself!
Now, that said, you DON'T have to sacrifice being a feminine woman to be a trucker AT ALL! I wouldn't wear anything revealing if I were you-to avoid being mistaken for a truck stop whore (aka "Lot Lizard")-but you can wear dresses, cute blouses, get your nails done, etc....
It might be a male dominated industry, but this little feminist isn't in the least intimidated.