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Women-only parking spaces

The South Korean government has said it is adding “a female touch” for car users in the capital Seoul – by creating women-only parking spaces which are longer, wider and marked with pink outlines.

Though it seems they will only promote further the stereotype that women are worse drivers, the so-called “she-spots” come as part of an estimated AUS$100 million (£55 million) programme to make the city more female-friendly, according to reports on the website motoring.com.au.

The scheme will also see pavements resurfaced with a “slightly spongy material” that makes them easier to walk on in high heels. Read more.

Practical or patronizing?


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