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POLL: Do you think making parking spaces bigger for women is a sexist idea?

By Sutton Coldfield Observer  |  Posted: May 29, 2014

Woman reversing into a parking space

Are women-only parking spaces sexist?

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If you haven’t heard, South Korea is introducing women-only parking spaces that are longer and wider but say it is being done for safety, not due to reversing skills.

These 'she-spots' will be outlined pink and contain a skirted woman logo. The new spaces have sparked some debate as to whether they are sexist, while others are happy because the spaces will be located in ideal spots nearer to shopping centre elevators etc.

Seoul is spending around $100 million on female-friendly initiatives, which include more female-friendly parking spaces and the spongy walkways that are intended to make walking in heels easier. Other places such as Italy, Austria, China and the German town of Tribeg already have women-only parking spots.

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  • Notanumber  |  May 30 2014, 1:14PM

    Panic over. I've just found out what the sunroof is for in our gloriously weathered country.

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  • Booboobunny  |  May 30 2014, 10:54AM

    AS4-Kitchen... I'm sure marleymarl knew what you were pointing out; just that you didn't elaborate.

  • AS4-Kitchen  |  May 30 2014, 7:23AM

    @marleymarl I was trying to make a salient point about this article, the parking spots are in S. Korea.

  • Bernwa  |  May 29 2014, 4:19PM

    Don't worry about making parking spaces bigger for women!! Make them bigger to accomodate the size of 4X4's that make life miserable for normal car users !!

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  • focusboy  |  May 29 2014, 4:06PM

    Can we have some "I drive a big flash Mercedes which means I can park however I like because I'm an arrogant prat" spaces please?

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  • Booboobunny  |  May 29 2014, 1:18PM

    Can we please keep things in perspective here:- We are a multi-cultural country, we as humans differ from person to person, race to race, culture to culture. BUT we live in the UK. Therefore why is there any need for sexism or racism etc, it is stupid and solves nothing. Now, there are many many car-parking spaces that are totally unsuitable to maneuver into (some parking spaces you wouldn't be able to fit Mr Beans car into, let alone any other automobile) so common-sense would suggest that ALL parking spaces to be made safer.

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  • Notanumber  |  May 29 2014, 1:03PM

    It appears to me that car park sizes haven't changed since there were Ford Anglia's and the original mini's on the road. I saw a 1960 Zephyr (big for its' day) parked next to new hatchback and it looked minute. Some spaces are that narrow it's difficult to get the door open wide enough to slide yourself out. Midway car park in Newcastle is a good example. So, let everyone have bigger spaces not just the ladies?

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  • marleymarl  |  May 29 2014, 12:53PM

    It is Sexist. Why not improve ALL parking spaces? AS4-Kitchen... we live in the UK if you hadn't noticed. UK Law to govern the UK, just as other country's have their own governing laws. All sexes have inadequacies and abilities as regards to parking etc - muppet-puppets too.

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  • AS4-Kitchen  |  May 29 2014, 10:21AM

    This is Asian culture, in Japan they have "women-only" carriages on the trains.

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  • Booboobunny  |  May 29 2014, 10:17AM

    This is sexist and discriminative to women. There are just as many men who are clueless when it comes to parking. Instead of being sexist and discriminative ' sutton coldfield observer ' I suggest you should possibly be considering a visit to your optician asap.

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