Sexist Parking Spaces

August 11, 2015 in Daily Bulletin

Turns out countries around the world have segregated parking spaces:

  • German law requires some regions to reserve 30% of parking spaces for women.
  • These spots are bigger than usual parking places in order to make it easier to maneuver.
  • It’s not just Germany. Austria, Switzerland and China have similar laws on the books. One Chinese mall went so far as painting the parking spots pink.
  • Critics point out that this is sexist against women because it implies that they’re worse drivers than men.
  • On the other hand some say its sexist against men because they are stuck with less than ideal places to park.
  • The laws seem to have come about in the 90s when people became concerned about sexual assault in unlit parking lots.

Read about the men only parking spots that are available and other details here.

Source: The Washington Post