The history of the rolling suitcase shows how sexism can warp economics

Business Insider Australia | Jun 27, 2021 at 4:00 AM
  • Today, rolling suitcases are the mainstays of moving sidewalks, duty-free shops, and business commuters pacing while on the phone.
  • Eventually, as Marçal chronicles, solo travel by women became more ubiquitous in the 1980s – and a new design in 1987 somehow made the rolling suitcase safe for men to use, too.
  • Biases can persist in shaping the economy, and who has access to certain products.