News Wider parking spots for Chinese females- good idea?

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  1. MilkyDischarge

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    Sexist, maybe? Extra wide, pink parking spots for women in China
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    The Chinese Internet was awash in debate over sexism Monday, spurred on by an unlikely subject: parking lots.

    On Saturday night, the Qianjiang Evening News, a state-run newspaper, reported that since March, a highway service area in the eastern metropolis of Hangzhou had been offering extra-large parking spaces specifically for women. The women’s-only spots -- 1.5 times the size of normal spaces – are framed in pink, and marked by icons representing a skirt-wearing woman.

    “The bigger parking spaces are for women drivers whose driving skills are not superb,” Pan Tietong, the service area’s manager, told the newspaper. He said he had encountered female drivers who were unskilled at backing up into spots, and sometimes asked security guards to help them park.

    The spots “are especially designed for women drivers,” he said. “It’s a humane measure.”

    The report aroused accusations of sexism on Sina Weibo, China’s version of Twitter. Many users said that the spaces perpetuated the stereotype that women are worse drivers than men.

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    Nor was it even the first time this year that a Chinese organization’s female-friendly service has sparked controversy. Early this month, the Beijing Capital International Airport officially launched female-only security lines after a three-month trial. The lines boast pink boards that read “female only,” as well as extra baggage-checkers; officials have claimed that it would reduce harassment from male passengers, as well as protect women’s privacy if they’re asked to remove clothing or open their bags.

    Although many Internet users called the female-only line discrimination -- some called for male-only lines, to protect their privacy as well – an airport employee defended the service.

    “Female passengers have more cosmetics with them, so it’s more likely that their luggage needs to be examined,” the Beijing Morning Post quoted an unidentified security employee as saying. “With more checkers, the female-only lines are 25% more efficient than normal lines.”

    Yang is a special correspondent
     
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    The world's going to find out over the next generation how sexist and racist the Chinese are; they make the Americans and the British look like PC Principal Bro. They'll be pining for the old days soon enough.
     
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    The Chinese know better than anyone how Asian women drive, who am I to argue with them.
     
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    Hot Chinese women (about 2.3% of the Chinese female population) s/b given carte blanche IMHO. Hot, hot, hot.

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    It appears that there is definitely a need for these!

     
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    that's hilarious. i wonder if our women's libbers will give them hell for this? then again, most of those daffy women couldn't find china with a map and a friend.
     
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    They should do it here too
     
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