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?
This could not happen here. We already have men & women using the same bathrooms. How could you possibly segregate parking spaces?
It's unclear whether transvestites are covered under this law or not
Transgender rules apply.
If the man is busted, it will be fine for using them.
Too many men have lied to them about the size of one foot.
It’s funny to see all these Koreans flee to their racial enemy Japan because Korean talent management agencies are such stingy bast*rds.
A couple days ago I got side-swiped by a little Vietnamese woman who swung wide into the adjacent parking space.
This is a little too close to home...
Painful, but useful to remember when people bitch about “cultural theft” or whatever it is when white people sing some other style of song.
Red and blond haired Asians?
Sometimes with South Korea it's like Watching the U.S.A.'s Little Sister trying to imitate you.
And Lets not forget Military Style..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYP_3QEb5Yk
Too many men have lied to them about the size of one foot.
wow! Right you are..!
I take it back.
Dang, they are hot.
All the bus drivers had tv sets that they watched.
An oldie, but good one
I see what you did thetre. Very punny.
They do the same in gun free zone germany to avoid rapes. Obviously the medianis hiding this.
Letting an Asian drive a car is almost as dangerous as letting an Arab fly a 747.
You’re exceptional I promise you
I don’t need stats to tell me something I’ve witnessed almost 60 years
Women on average do not handle a car as well as men
And stats prove it......though bots scream otherwise
Accidents per miles driven.
Worst drivers are old red dot Indian women....whew
Young women drive as fast as boys now...they run up on my truck bumper impatient even if I’m doing 85.... and they are always looking at their phone
Small wonder....young hipster boys rarely drive their women
My wife would think me crazy if she had to drive unless I’m near death or intoxicated on sumthin
Ugh! I hear ya.
Add snow to the mix and things get REALLY scary!
Hell, RAIN for that matter.
Who doesn’t like watching ladies in miniskirts???
What bothers me are the stupid electric charging stations right up front of gigantic chain stores. I don’t think I have ever seen a car parked in one of those things. I would think where I live the town folk would show up at the house of the owner with pitch forks. That would be one patronizing smug SOB in the land of 6 month winters and 4x4 pickups.
It gets worse
Next time you board a commercial plane and the lady pilot is grinning at you as you enter from the jetway make sure it ain’t the reaper staring back
Their crash rate is 400% higher than male pilots.
I saw some in Chattanooga the other day....first time I have ever seen cars charging
Lol....they were TVA cars....
Chattanooga is TVA HQ
My first commercial female pilot...
I was flying Delta out of Montgomery, AL about 15 years ago. The USAF Thunderbirds had put on a show the previous day and had been hangared overnight at the airport, which was an ANG base, rather than Maxwell AFB.
Our DC-9 taxied to the end of the runway immediately behind their F-16s. The pilot came on the intercom and advised us who we were following and that passengers on the right side of the plane would get to see them take off.
She continued a running commentary about the Thunderbirds and flight show aerobatics until the last T-bird started rolling...
Then, she shoved the throttles forward and virtually sprinted onto the runway, made an aggressive pivot and shoved the throttles to the wall...announcing that, after seeing the USAF Thunderbirds take off, we would be launched into the air ourselves by a past member of the United States Marine Corps Flying Leathernecks!
And away we went...
Really, I like Beep Beep, it's a good one.
Even still, SNSD is awesome!
We had to be able to parallel park in order to get our driver’s license. Plus I grew up on a farm and you learned to back a truck or tractor with a trailer attached long before you were old enough to get a driver’s license. Kids today may know a lot about technology but they don’t seem to be taught how to do anything practical and useful.
Girls' Generation is kind of the ultimate anti-Miley Cyrus - nine beautiful, sweet angels with no bad habits and a great work ethic. FReeper parents who are worried about the corrosive effects of American musical culture on their daughters (sons too) should introduce them to GG.
“I just think it’s time for them to leave the little girl look behind” I meant to say...and I think they agree. :)
The sexism angle is what would mskeit a fascinating social experiment to run here in the US.
You’d see all the liberals scream bloody murder over the sexism, but you’d also see the parking spots always being used by women.
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