'In the Land of Hell': Life as a Female Trucker in North Dakota | Op-Docs | The New York Times

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TJack Survival : Men in those towns feel the same way too, but no one is going to make a video about them. Because they are men.

Flyy Mal : Women love to complain about “harsh conditions” they are in, when Men are doing those same things with ease... then wonder why Men dont take all this “gender equality” BS seriously....

Frank Black : Okay, on the one hand, I do kinda feel for the chick. On the other hand, ABE LINCOLN abolished slavery in 1863. SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO STAY THERE! 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

Farrukh Shabbir : I'm so sad to see the hard life of people in USA where u have blessed with all the things you have electricity roads good infrastructure government and law order .. I'm from Pakistan and those things which u people got we can only have in dreams .. people say life is hard in USA I bet u haven't visited any third world country like pakistan .. where we have no jobs no electricity a third class road and infrastructure bloody corrupt government..but still I say we are good .. if u want to see the life come to Pakistan and if u escaped alive u are lucky .. life is hard ... Good luck

mgtowfish73 : welcome to a mans life, you strong independent women. true equality.

Joe Bell : Oh she needs to drive a truck to haul all that emotional baggage.

Mason : That moment when thousands of people roast your home state

fangfour : More femisnist propaganda trying to emasculate men. There has been for DECADES where there are female truckers. MANY of admired and respected female truckers go about their business every day and they have no issues. It is only the socaisltist trained femails who are looking for trouble. DON'T BELIEVE THEM.

j smooth : Just because u have a truck and trailer dont make you a trucker. A CDL makes you a trucker. I could have a Ferrari but that doesn't make me a racecar driver.

Abrar Ahmed : Welcome to a man's life you strong independent feminists. True equality.

RDNCKRAMNOSD1 : She is not a trucker she is driving a 3500 Dodge with a gooseneck

er so : I've been a trucker for 12 years. An actual truck driver. Women are generally treated like sisters. Even if you don't know them, you look out for them. Is men, on the other hand, get mugged, beaten, and constantly harrassed by prostitutes. This is probably the most disingenuous portrayal of trucking I've ever seen.

Ernie Desjardins : Driving a 1 ton dodge ram DOES NOT MAKE ANYONE A TRUCKER. Real truckers take insult to the hotshots running around in pickups with trailers calling themselves truckers. Unreal.

Doctor Spence : long story short: Lady used to live in California but moved to North Dakota for less pay and now eats dinner in gas stations and lives in trailer without running water. Why she doesn't move back to California? We will never know...

Solomon Seymour : North Dakota resident here, of course new york times tries to portray it like hell. It's not even bad at all lol.

Broncort1 : She’s made her choices...moving from Cali to a Right to Work union busting red state like North Dakota.

Back Nforth : that poor independent women. the government needs to tax more money on men to save her from the misogynistic oil field where the dirty men should do the work. she needs a cozy warm high rise administration office to sit in and collect their money.

Scarlett Cunningham : I love how all the men are commenting about "equality." The doc is supposed to be a slice of life of this pictacular woman's life. At no point does she even talk about equality or say that men don't have a hard time surviving too. Dudes need to stop making everything about them.

Andro Libre : First, she's not a "young woman" she's 38 which basically 40 and if she hates working and living in the world of men then maybe she should have made other choices.

martthesling : If this were a man and he had a sob story the New York Times wouldn't do a video on it.

Jesse Locke : This explains a lot about the pay differences between men and women. We've been saying this for a long time, the average man is willing to do jobs that the average woman won't do. That can lead to a disparity in income. If this woman, or any other woman, is willing to do the exact same job as a man and do it as well she will earn, or should earn, the same money as the man. However, this is evidence to the fact that that is not usually the case.

kirk sOlo : Funny that when its a woman its a big deal. Men have been dealing with this for god knows how long, now you finally get a (slight) view as to what a man has to go through and suddenly you come to realize that its not good and that no woman should ever experience it. Thats the face of equality dear. You dont like it? Cry me a river.

Michael Sain : Things have changed since 2014 THANK YOU TRUMP

The Big F U : More feminist propaganda...so obvious. Everybody has been so woke up to the antiMan antiWhite that today's feminist is... Woman have so embarrassed themselves today...gross

brad h : The film failed to point to the reason that things aren't working out as planned. Is it lack of work? Is it that the compensation isn't adequate? Why doesn't she go back south? Why hasn't she talked to her parents in so long? Are they not able to buy her fuel to get back? Has she refused to go back? I don't know the purpose of this film.

Evad Sel : This is Telegraph's little cut against free markets instead of their beloved socialism, so adored in Cuba that people will risk drowning to escape it.

Taco Bell : I knew trampers doing the NYC/Phoenix run all their lives. Lived in the cabs. Ate at diners. Supported families. Made friends along the way. Never bitched or moaned. Just a suggestion: if you want to be happy, get a job a woman can be happy at. No woman is going to be happy as a trucker. It's a tough, isolating environment and women are not good at isolation. This is most definitely a man's job. Only.

Mama of 3 girls in North Dakota : Watched this laughing. Was I supposed to feel sorry for her? Lived in North Dakota a majority of my life, and it is not too bad. My family is comfortable on one income and I chose to be a stay at home parent though. Guess we can live comfortable on only about $35K with my family of 5 and this stated she only made $1k less. She also said she came from California, that to me speak volumes since she left the extreme liberal leaning state for work in a mostly leaning conservative state.

Clorox Bleach : Have no sympathy for truck drivers. You of all people know better than anyone else if you don’t like where you are change is only a drive away.

The Void : I am a female truck driver (I drive a Peterbilt truck with a flatbed trailer.) She could go get a better job if she wanted it. Maybe the people she works for don't drug test... From what I can tell I get paid more, I work for a great company, I get health benefits, paid vacation and more, my company DID fly me out for paid orientation and training, and I know they are not the only company who does that. The people I work for are pleasant to be around and there are many other women driving for them as well. I can't feel the sympathy because I know it's easy to get a good job if you can pass a drug test and you aren't a wimpy crybaby... Maybe she's got some sort of unpleasant record or some reason she can't get a better job. I don't feel sorry for her. There is something they aren't telling us here. She has some personal problems that have nothing to do with her job.

Frances Van Siclen : Who reads the NYT anymore ?

Adventurer Simone : wtf exactly is she doing with her checks? Im lost. There was defiantly no semi truck in that video. Defiantly not a trucker.

Don Godwin : Trucker? That’s a pickup pulling a trailer with a little rat in your lap. Is that a 10,13,18 speed transmission or maybe an automatic.ha ha

Alaskan556 : Than quit complaining and leave

Sam Sung : A woman who is not getting attention and dates, and has to work in the same conditions as men. Get used to it, ladies. You've become too much of a liability for men, and too much drama, and give nothing in return. More and more women will need to work the unglamorous jobs that men have had to. And we're supposed to shed tears?!

Dale Miller : If it's so bad, how about putting in your two weeks notice and finding another job? Problem solved.

onesoloving1 : She's a simpleton. She just wants a pedicure and someone to gossip with. Geez, I wonder how she end up in her position. Maybe a lifetime of gluttony an indulgence? Oops. And did you notice the condition of the trailer she was given? She's a slob! It extends to her way of thinking and acting.

Fairfaxcat : Democrat leftist advocates who write and edit for the Times want the oil shipped by truck. They hate pipelines which are the safest, cleanest, cheapest, and most humane way to move oil.

Anon Ymous : A recession at the height of the Obama era. I'm sure he blamed Bush for that, just like he thanks himself for all the jobs Trump has created. And, an influx of migrants and women unsafe, I'm shocked.

DJTripleThreat78 : All I hear is someone who complaining about a decision she made on her own. This is really typical of women: Make a decision that she regrets and instead of taking responsibility for her action, she has to blame men for her choices.

James : You won't have any problem getting a place to live in Williston now! The boom is over, just regular jobs for regular folks now. It's not like it's any surprise that North Dakota gets cold in the winter. Some jobs and locations are just tough and better suited for tough people, figure out if that's you before you go.

Hellisan12 : I feel for her. She really should take $.05 to $0.10 caffeine pills rather than a $2.50 to $4.50 per five-hour energy.

It's Private : I lived in my truck for 2 months and i wasn't even a truck driver 😂😂😂 you wanted equality...you got it 👍


ozus flyer : Welcome to the real world. A man's world. So why is she complaining? She has to work for a living. Not like in the 50s and 60s When women stayed home and had it easy.

unidentified floating octopuss : I know the waitresses in that town are making an easy 100.00 a shift.

sabin97 : "i'm a hamster in a wheel" welcome to the rat race. where everyone in the 99% is after college(or high school if you chose not to go to college). "i came here to make money, but now i feel like i'm trapped and i dont know how to get out" same as above. when you put all your eggs in one basket, and that basket falls, your eggs will break. welcome to the real world. if you move to a high crime area, you are more likely to a victim of crime than if you stay in a lower crime area. wow.....white women are the most entitled creatures on earth....

Concentrate Corner : no benefits she says .. but she also said her employer lets her live in that trailer, does she have to pay or? cause if not i consider that a pretty decent benefit..also she doesnt have any real special skill on her job ,it appears anyone with a license could essentially do this same job..

Donnie Wallace : 6 minutes I'll never get back

Space Ghost 54 : I am a truck driver, I used to haul frac sand up there. It really is the coldest, most depressing place I've ever been.