- "Boy" denotes a biologically immature male - ie under the age of say 16-ish. Therefore almost any "boy" involved in street racing would already be doing so illegally. Most of the individuals whose auto habits seem to be causing concern are actually adults, not "boys."
- "Boy" of course assumes the group is male-only, when clearly this is not the case.
- There is a perfectly suitable alternative label which is actually more accurate, ie "illegal street racers." This also makes it clearly that those in auto clubs who might happen to have car convoys from time to time are not perceived as problematic in and of themselves and that it is actually the behaviour that is troubling John Key, Judith Collins et al.
Friday, 29 May 2009
at 1:26 pm by Julie
Can we please please stop calling them "boy racers". My reasons are thus: