As a new Stanford study makes clear, public transit cuts don't affect everyone equally: In fact, they hurt women more than men, because women are way more likely to rely on public transit than dudes. Here's the relevant, hideous graph:
Why do women ride public transit more than men? The Stanford study says:
• Women spend more of their time taking care of children, which involves more trips taking kids to and from places.
• Women are also more likely to run a bunch of small errands, taking multiple transit trips to do a series of things in a row, like going to the grocery store and picking up kids from school on the way home from work.
• Old women are more likely to take transit than old men, who continue driving into their elderly years.