Nov 252011
 November 25, 2011  Posted by  Misc

Mark Hinchliffe reports on bumper stickers. Apart from the fact that your sticker may advertise something on board that thieves will then try to steal, there is also a privacy aspect:

… University of Queensland social psychology professor Jolanda Jetten says people who plaster stickers on their car are “abdicating their right to privacy” in a similar vein to those who publish private details on Facebook.

“It can be quite dangerous,” she said.

“People may get upset about your message and vandalise your car, particularly if it’s a hateful message such as those stickers about immigration.”

Prof Jetten says stickers serve to personalise a car.

“I’m quite intrigued by the stick family stickers because people are openly expressing who the family is.

“Interesting that you will always have happy families represented there … and it’s always on family cars such as SUVs, never on sports cars.”

Read more on Courier-Mail

Well, not so fast on that “always have happy families represented” bit. A few weeks ago, I noted that one such stick figure family on a car had the mother figure, two kids, a dog, and only half of the father figure.  Not your average “happy family.”

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