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S. Korea introduces female-only parking spaces—they're larger, w/ pink outlines & a miniskirt logo
The New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2014 | Kwon Mee-yoo

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.


TOPICS: Government; Local News
KEYWORDS: driving; feminism; korea; parking; southkorea
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1 posted on 05/31/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because a lady needs more room to maneuver??


2 posted on 05/31/2014 4:23:43 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

I’ve been to Korea.

No one in the entire country knows how to drive.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 4:27:10 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GeronL; BCW; Army Air Corps; GOPsterinMA
Umm..... Beep Beep?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93GuC1dMkxc

4 posted on 05/31/2014 4:30:09 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

And it gets even worse south of the DMZ where they actually are able to own cars . . .


5 posted on 05/31/2014 4:30:56 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It will be easier for a man to find his Seoulmate...


6 posted on 05/31/2014 4:34:09 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: KC_Lion

My ears and eyes are bleeding. Thank you.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 4:35:14 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Register COMMIES not GUNS!)
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To: prisoner6
You are welcome?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXZWudcVzEg

8 posted on 05/31/2014 4:37:46 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

K-Pop must absolutely infuriate traditional conservative Koreans.


9 posted on 05/31/2014 4:38:20 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala
It doesn't infuriate me.

See post 7.

10 posted on 05/31/2014 4:39:28 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Other projects include installing 7,000 new women-only toilets,

Oh... so that means....um... yeah, that's what I thought.

11 posted on 05/31/2014 4:39:52 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure that Hitlery would be into this.


12 posted on 05/31/2014 4:40:54 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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—
BUT
STRAIGHT WHITE MALES.


13 posted on 05/31/2014 4:47:50 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others. (G Marx))".)
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To: KC_Lion

That’s Japanese.


14 posted on 05/31/2014 4:55:57 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This sexist towards both genders there.


15 posted on 05/31/2014 4:57:14 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good grief (from a female who does know how to parallel park).


16 posted on 05/31/2014 4:57:38 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: gaijin
But they are a Korean Girl Group.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls%27_Generation

Most of their songs have two versions. One Korean. One Japanese.

17 posted on 05/31/2014 5:19:09 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 5:21:52 PM PDT by kitkat (STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


19 posted on 05/31/2014 5:22:40 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
S. Korea introduces female-only parking spaces—they're larger, w/ pink outlines & a miniskirt logo

This story is definitely premature.
The real story is...
Will women use them? or refuse to?

20 posted on 05/31/2014 5:25:36 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: grumpygresh

This could not happen here. We already have men & women using the same bathrooms. How could you possibly segregate parking spaces?


21 posted on 05/31/2014 5:29:11 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's not yet known, however, if men will be fined if busted for using them

It's unclear whether transvestites are covered under this law or not…

22 posted on 05/31/2014 5:31:28 PM PDT by mikrofon (War on Women Drivers)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Slings and Arrows
"That's SEXIST!"


23 posted on 05/31/2014 5:35:01 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; GeronL; Revolting cat!
It's not yet known, however, if men will be fined if busted for using them.

Transgender rules apply.

If the man is busted, it will be fine for using them.

24 posted on 05/31/2014 5:36:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: kitkat
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.

Too many men have lied to them about the size of one foot.

25 posted on 05/31/2014 5:37:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: KC_Lion; gaijin

It’s funny to see all these Koreans flee to their racial enemy Japan because Korean talent management agencies are such stingy bast*rds.


26 posted on 05/31/2014 5:38:24 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Genoa
Because a lady needs more room to maneuver??

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...

27 posted on 05/31/2014 5:42:03 PM PDT by null and void (Fascists never think they're fascists. They just think everybody should obey them.)
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To: KC_Lion

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?


28 posted on 05/31/2014 5:42:07 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Jewbacca; GeronL; gaijin; BCW
Did you notice the American Flags on some of their outfits?

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

29 posted on 05/31/2014 5:44:53 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: a fool in paradise

Too many men have lied to them about the size of one foot.

http://www.funnyplace.org/stream/miller-genuine-draft-bowling-shoes-15833/


30 posted on 05/31/2014 5:54:09 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: KC_Lion

wow! Right you are..!

I take it back.

Very interesting…

Dang, they are hot.


31 posted on 05/31/2014 6:15:11 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Agreed.

All the bus drivers had tv sets that they watched.


32 posted on 05/31/2014 7:05:35 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

An oldie, but good one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wT7zM8XgXQ


33 posted on 05/31/2014 7:23:46 PM PDT by mikefive (RLTW)
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To: a fool in paradise

I see what you did thetre. Very punny.


34 posted on 05/31/2014 7:49:32 PM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Genoa

They do the same in gun free zone germany to avoid rapes. Obviously the medianis hiding this.


35 posted on 05/31/2014 8:24:41 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Letting an Asian drive a car is almost as dangerous as letting an Arab fly a 747.


36 posted on 05/31/2014 8:34:29 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Why are cops ROE more lenient against us, here in the US, than U.S. military's ROE's in a war zone?)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Agreed!


37 posted on 05/31/2014 8:56:45 PM PDT by billphx
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To: Grams A

You’re exceptional I promise you


38 posted on 06/01/2014 12:06:39 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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

Bizarre...

My wife would think me crazy if she had to drive unless I’m near death or intoxicated on sumthin


39 posted on 06/01/2014 12:16:14 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wardaddy

Ugh! I hear ya.
Add snow to the mix and things get REALLY scary!
Hell, RAIN for that matter.


40 posted on 06/01/2014 12:21:50 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


41 posted on 06/01/2014 12:29:07 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: KC_Lion
Thanks - not one of my favorites of theirs, but any SNSD link is a positive contribution to FR. :)
42 posted on 06/01/2014 12:31:24 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: RandallFlagg

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.


43 posted on 06/01/2014 12:43:51 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: Organic Panic

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


44 posted on 06/01/2014 12:45:59 AM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take back our way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: wardaddy
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

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...

45 posted on 06/01/2014 1:25:43 AM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves; BCW; GeronL
=^.^=

Really, I like Beep Beep, it's a good one.

Even still, SNSD is awesome!


46 posted on 06/01/2014 4:22:07 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: wardaddy

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.


47 posted on 06/01/2014 5:39:43 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: KC_Lion
I like their more "mature" songs better (Mr.Mr., Galaxy Supernova, Flower Power, etc...) but they are so impossibly cute that even though most of them are turning 25 this year they still can pull off the adolescent-looking videos the Japanese like so much, too. I just think it's time for them to leave

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.

48 posted on 06/01/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: Mr. Jeeves

“I just think it’s time for them to leave the little girl look behind” I meant to say...and I think they agree. :)


49 posted on 06/01/2014 7:36:36 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: floridavoter2

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.


50 posted on 06/01/2014 7:57:30 AM PDT by tanknetter
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