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Chinese parking lot creates ‘female only’ spaces citing concerns women have trouble parking
Posted 6/11/16 , edited 6/11/16
WATCH: The "female only" spaces are 50 per cent wider than the other parking spaces.
A number of Chinese parking lots connecting Zhejiang province to Jiangxi province in China’s southeast have sparked outrage after introducing “female only” parking spaces that happen to be much larger than those not assigned to a particular gender.

The spaces, designated by pink paint lines and the international symbol for woman, are 50 per cent wider than other spaces in the service centres. The reason – because women are allegedly bad at parking.

According to China’s Qianjiang Evening News, Pan Zhuren, director of the service area, said he decided to include the girls-only spaces after noticing that some female drivers were having trouble reversing into parking spots, or “parking carelessly.”

According to the report, the female only parking spaces were added to several lots in March, but have only recently stirred up outrage on Chinese social media sites, according to Quartz.

“True respect for women entails letting women enjoy the same rights as men,” said one user on Sina Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter.
Zhuren has since stressed that the parking spots were designed to “better serve” female drivers and protect their safety, according to China Plus News.

This isn’t the first time parking lots have been accused of sexism.

Women-only parking spots have popped up before in China and have stirred up debate in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. According to a 2015 article in The Washington Post, many parking lots in Germany are equipped with bigger spaces for female drivers. In fact, in some regions in Germany the law forces parking lots to dedicate as much as 30 per cent of their spaces to women.

Interestingly, in the case of the German parking spaces, one publication suggested that the girls-only rule was discriminating against men.
http://globalnews.ca/news/2729472/chinese-parking-lot-creates-female-only-spaces-citing-concerns-women-have-trouble-parking/?sf275110
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I wish I was born a hot girl and won the lottery of life.
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Fabulous information.

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Y'know, I came into this thread expecting sexist rages over an Asian version of the "Women drivers, amirite?" trope?

(Which is particularly truer in Japan and China, where fewer have cars, or chance to practice with them.)
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lol cmon.
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Gunsmith_Girl wrote:

This is why our grandparents murdered and raped these people in Nanking. If it wasn't for you meddling Americans, we would of made those cretins extinct. Their thinking is primitive at best. Japan isn't too far behind them though, either. Women are treated like shit in both countries.


Bitches be crazy, amirite?

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PrinceJudar wrote:Bitches be crazy, amirite?



Believe me, you don't know the half of it.
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It's outrageous, guys are just as bad.

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In my experience women don't have trouble parking, they just don't love cars as much as men do and have fewer qualms about damaging them, be it their own or those of strangers. If we could teach women to love cars just as much as men do women wouldn't need those special parking lots. But having them is the lesser evil for now.
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Because it's too hard for women to learn to park correctly.
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It might be diffent if it said, "Women in LABOR only." For fuck's sake..
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