Skip to comments.S. Korea introduces female-only parking spaces—they're larger, w/ pink outlines & a miniskirt logo
Posted on 05/31/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Practical or patronizing?
South Korea is spending mega-money on creating larger car parking spaces for women.
Capital city Seoul is introducing "lady-friendly" spots reserved exclusively for female drivers, the Korea Times reports.
Wider and longer than regular spots, they will be closer to elevators and marked out with pink mini-skirted logos.
It's not yet known, however, if men will be fined if busted for using them.
Korea Times reports the initiative is part of a nearly $700 million push to make the metropolis more female-friendly over four years.
Other projects include installing 7,000 new women-only toilets, and the resurfacing of some sidewalks with a squishy material to help those wearing high heels.
"It is like adding a female touch to a universal design and make things more comfortable for women," Assistant Mayor for Women and Family Affairs Cho Eun-hee told the Korea Times.
Because a lady needs more room to maneuver??
I’ve been to Korea.
No one in the entire country knows how to drive.
And it gets even worse south of the DMZ where they actually are able to own cars . . .
It will be easier for a man to find his Seoulmate...
My ears and eyes are bleeding. Thank you.
K-Pop must absolutely infuriate traditional conservative Koreans.
See post 7.
Oh... so that means....um... yeah, that's what I thought.
I’m sure that Hitlery would be into this.
Looks like the ‘I don’t know or care what gender I am-sign me up for the freebies’ crowd will be getting some new members.
MY real question is
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE EQUALITY we (WHITE MEN) were told we would have to pass down- to those of different sexes and genders and skin tones?.
The ‘new generic rule of thumb’ should be(well, it basically is) for everyone—
STRAIGHT WHITE MALES.
This sexist towards both genders there.
Good grief (from a female who does know how to parallel park).
Most of their songs have two versions. One Korean. One Japanese.
An eye doctor told me that women and men do not have the same ability in judging distances. Women have less ability to judge distances. Perhaps these new parking lots with more space for women will save many of us from having our cars scraped. Wish they’d do that here.
If female Korean drivers in Korea are anything like the female Korean drivers in the U.S. with whom I’m familiar, the roomier parking places are a really good idea.
This story is definitely premature.
The real story is...
Will women use them? or refuse to?
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