Men are “alpha males” and women are “co-pilots”—at least according to a car manual from Fiat Argentina. After complaints on social media, the car company withdrew the manual this week.
The handbook also featured comments on women’s legs and the length of their skirts, BBC reports. It called men “alpha males,” saying to “behave like a gentleman, you should know that if your partner, girlfriend or squeeze (circumstantial relationship) travels with friends, you should become the chauffeur for each and every one of them, taking the spot of the alpha male and dropping each one of them safe and sound at their resting place.”
The manual also said that “co-pilots” should “at least have nice legs,” and “If the skirt is not that short but you tend to have a wandering hand, she should also travel behind.”
The manual was withdrawn on Wednesday, Fiat Argentina announced on Twitter, following criticism on social media and from Argentinean women’s groups. A group called Ni una menos, or “not one less,” shared pictures from the manual on its Facebook page. #NiUnaMenos was a demonstration that took place in Argentina last June to protest violence against women.