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Sexist or helpful? Chinese women drivers get big, pink parking spaces
Yahoo News ^ | 7-22-2014 | Nadine Kalinauskas

Posted on 07/22/2014 4:18:10 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

It's 2014. We should be well beyond the "women can't drive" sexism. But at one Chinese shopping mall, this clearly isn't the case.

At the Dashijiedaduhui — or "World Metropolis" — centre in the northern port city of Dalian, there are now parking spaces designated for women outside its main entrance.

Marked in pink and about 30 cm wider than the average parking spots, signs above them read: "Respectfully reserved for women."

"We just wanted to make things easier for women, who make up most of our customers," said mall manager Yang Hongjun, a woman herself.

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1 posted on 07/22/2014 4:18:10 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

Saudi Arabia hasn’t started this yet, but if they ever get a female driver, perhaps they will consider it, it makes for less of a walk in high heels and tight, short skirts.


2 posted on 07/22/2014 4:21:30 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Citizen Zed

These women-only parking spots are super-scrawny, leaving barely enough room to open the door. I’d hate to have to park in a regular spot.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 4:22:02 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Citizen Zed
big pink???

4 posted on 07/22/2014 4:28:31 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Citizen Zed

Good Lord - women will complain about anything! Perhaps the reasoning behind this was that often women are getting children out of car seats and could use a little more room to open the door....or it was a more respectful way for a woman wearing a dress to exit a vehicle if there was more room to swing her legs out.... or, oh hell, we all know it is because they can’t park worth a damn.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 4:28:48 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Zhang Fei

Agreed. The problem doesn’t seem that the women’s spaces are too large, but rather that the men’s spaces are too small!


6 posted on 07/22/2014 4:31:43 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Citizen Zed

Might help. Nothing else so far has made them drive even halfway safe in the Costco parking lot. Mostly Chinese women driving lexuses/Lexi. Maybe it’s the Japanese origin of the vehicle but these ladies drive like kamakazi bombers.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 4:33:26 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Citizen Zed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNF6Ny0ScYs


8 posted on 07/22/2014 4:35:28 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Citizen Zed

The problem in the US is that practically everyone is driving a giant SUV, while parking spots are Honda Civic sized.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 4:36:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

You have to realize that not very many Chinese grew up in cars like we did! Some of my earliest memories are watching my Dad drive the ‘49 Chevy. Then, when I was about 8/9, my Grandfather would sit me on his lap, and let me steer the big Olds. Very few Chinese have had this experience. Most of my Chinese friends are very cautious drivers.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 4:45:13 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Tax-chick

11 posted on 07/22/2014 4:45:24 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

That’s in my local Walmart parking lot. Now where am I supposed to put my 15-passenger van?


12 posted on 07/22/2014 4:46:59 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Sergio

LOL!


13 posted on 07/22/2014 4:47:11 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: Chode

Well, ya can’t complain if she drives into the house!

CC


14 posted on 07/22/2014 4:51:39 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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I once watched a woman try to parallel park a huge Mercedes and she just could not pull it off.

She was trying to do so with three empty spaces behind the car she pulled along side of.


I had a woman on Newbury street in Boston ask me to parallel park her car as she was getting so frustrated and people behind her were losing their mind. I was just sitting on the steps of a pizza joint having a smoke watching her park. Rather than get inside her car I coached her every step of the way
“ now turn the wheel all the way to the right! “

” Now all the way to the left! “ etc. until she had pulled it off.

15 posted on 07/22/2014 4:52:42 PM PDT by warsaw44
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Glad you liked it.


16 posted on 07/22/2014 4:58:12 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Celtic Conservative
LOL... the new owners(since 98) still keep it's spirit alive
17 posted on 07/22/2014 5:07:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Tax-chick

where i live parking lots fit f-150s just fine.

it’s the jerks who can’t seem to line themselves up properly that cause problems.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 5:30:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

You’re fortunate.


19 posted on 07/22/2014 5:31:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

the only thing on the road that scares me more is a female driver behind the wheel of a minivan.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 5:32:42 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Works for me.


21 posted on 07/22/2014 5:33:45 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
And you have to realize that, living outside of Houston, which is a very multicultural area, we constantly hear how those from India can't drive as well as "we" can because they didn't grow up doing it, and the Chinese can't drive as well, and women from the Middle East, and then throw the illegals who aren't even licensed OR insured into the mix.... I'm sick of making allowances for others because they can't drive as well as we can (supposedly)but want the privledge of driving..then you have to factor in the A$$holes who have had every opportunity to learn and just don't drive worth a crap.
22 posted on 07/22/2014 5:54:19 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Just statin’ the facts!


23 posted on 07/22/2014 6:11:26 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Whats wrong with treating women special. Just wish some of the jerks around here would respect my wife like this.


24 posted on 07/22/2014 6:23:25 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: Citizen Zed

You want to help me? Anytime, all the time-—’specially if U R
easy on the eyes!


25 posted on 07/22/2014 6:24:34 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Sergio
Plenty of bad women drivers on Youtube.

Actually is the only reason I visit the site.

26 posted on 07/22/2014 6:31:23 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Me too Dr!


27 posted on 07/22/2014 6:55:36 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Citizen Zed

I think it’s great. Let’s have big pink parking spaces for women in this country too.


28 posted on 07/22/2014 6:57:57 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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