Fiat Under Fire Over Sexist Owner's Manual

Fiat drew heated criticism in recent days after vehicles sold in Argentina were reportedly accompanied by owner's manuals with sexist language.

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Fiat drew heated criticism in recent days after vehicles sold in Argentina were reportedly accompanied by owner's manuals with sexist language.

The BBC reports than a section of the manual characterized women as "co-pilots" and included references to skirt lengths, "putting on make-up" and suggestions that they should "at least have nice legs."

The manual also said that male drivers should act as a "chauffeur" for women by "taking the spot of the alpha male and dropping each one of them safe and sound at their resting place."

The language was widely condemned by Argentinian women's groups and on social media.

The Italian automaker said that it withdrew the manual and wrote on a local Twitter feed that it did not intend "disrespect."

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