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Are women only parking spots a good idea or sexist?

 

Are women only parking spots a good idea or sexist?

The globe and mail recently reported that:

The German town of Triberg is now designating parking spots as male and female. The spots are marked with symbols denoting the two genders (similar to handicapped spots). The women get the easy ones. The men are steered toward the tighter, less convenient spots, with pillars and tight corners, because as Mayor Gallus Strobel says, they are more challenging.

The Mayor of this town which boasts the world’s largest cuckoo clock, is clearly having a little fun, shamelessly acknowledging that the town’s “challenge to political correctness” is a publicity s stunt.

So what do you think of this idea women only designated parking spots?

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The Globe and Mail’s article can be found here tgam.ca/DfHo

 

One Comment
  1. Not “sexist” in any serious way, just extremely inconvenient. I can’t imagine a private mall or store doing this because it would drive away far more customers than it would bring in.

    If this is merely intended as a tourist attraction, I suppose it’s harmless enough, but I can’t see it being enforced successfully.

    July 16, 2012

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