Prejudiced Against Prius



Dear Ask Alicia:

Why is it that every guy I see driving a hybrid or electric car is gay?

My cousin who drives a Toyota Prius is gay. My uncle that drives a Chevy Volt is gay. Even my affluent friend’s stepfather who drives a Tesla is highly effeminate.

Is it morally wrong to think this? Am I being prejudice? I feel like I’m not the only one who believes this.


Prejudiced Against Prius



Dear Prejudiced Against Prius:

I think your observation, although overtly bias, is apt.

I believe it’s heavily engrained in our society that masculine figures are generally associated with conquering or opposing the elements. We see it in Homer’s Odyssey as Odysseus curses Poseidon. We see it in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick and Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea. We even see it in the lumberjack on Brawny paper towels.

Harmony with nature is and always was a woman’s world. Women were traditionally thought of as gatherers, while men braved the wilderness to bring back game. It runs deep in our culture.

Even now, burning fossil fuels in cars is an extension of primitive man. Just as ancient peoples hunted animals, so too do present day men burn these animals’ remains in their gas tanks.

Again, it’s masculine to destroy nature. And in many homosexual relationships some men adopt a traditionally feminine gender role. Those people often want to preserve nature and thus drive said cars.

So, to surmise, yes you are right: every man who drives a hybrid is gay.