02 Mar '12, 5am

Sexist Car Salesman Dismisses CNBC Anchor, Asks Where Her Husband Is | Care2 Causes

Sexist Car Salesman Dismisses CNBC Anchor, Asks Where Her Husband Is | Care2 Causes

Here at Care2 we often tackle sexism in the issues we cover, but today’s dose of sexism has an ironic twist. Enter Becky Quick , co-anchor of CNBC’s signature morning show Squawk Box. At 7 months pregnant with her third child, Quick decided she needed a new car for her growing family. After doing some research she narrowed down her choices and headed to a local car dealership to test-drive her choices. Turns out that purchasing her new car would be more difficult than she imagined. At 5 different dealerships, Quick faced the same obstacle over and over again – that obstacle being that she was a woman. It didn’t matter that the car was going to be primary hers or that she had done all the research, at each dealership she visited the salesman always asked to speak to her husband when she asked to be shown a car. At one dealership the salesman actually introduced himself to t...

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