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China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - December 31st 2009, 08:49 AM

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A shopping centre in China's Hebei province has built a car park with wider spaces that it says is designed especially to suit women drivers.
The women-only car park in Shijiazhuang city is also painted in pink and light purple to appeal to female tastes.
Official Wang Zheng told AFP news agency the car park was meant to cater to women's "strong sense of colour and different sense of distance".
The parking bays are one metre (3ft) wider than normal spaces, he said.
The Wanxiang-Tiancheng shopping centre had also "installed signs and security monitoring equipment that corresponded more to women's needs", he said.
The Global Times website says female parking attendants have been trained to help guide women drivers into their parking spaces. The bays also have extra lighting.
Driving in China is a dangerous activity, with more than 200 deaths in road accidents each day last year, AFP reports, citing police statistics.
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i'm sorry but this is hilarious!.

i am a bad driver and personally would appreciate the extra wide parking spaces.. but it's still a bit sexist to assume women are incompetent enough to need their own car park - no?


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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - December 31st 2009, 09:06 AM

Chinas track-record on sexism is pretty high when it comes to females
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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - December 31st 2009, 11:25 AM

I think it's funny and to be honest I'd appreciate the extra lighting, colours, extra room and help from parking attendance! Lets roll them out in the UK!

And Elle I don't think it's a car park for women so they don't have to park elsewhere.
I think it's just a car park company opening an alternative car park that they think will be more popular
I'm going to hazard a guess that IS more popular, too
   
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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - December 31st 2009, 01:32 PM

haha I want a parking lot for women where I live!!

It does kind of seem like there trying to make women out to not be smart enough to park on their own with the installed signs and attendants helping guide the women to their parking spaces.

Just my thought though. Dont think its a bad idea, there diffently are some really bad drivers out there.


   
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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - December 31st 2009, 03:36 PM

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How is this sexism? OK, in normal circumstances it would be, but considering the problem China has with rape, it makes a lot of sense.
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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - December 31st 2009, 08:00 PM

actually i'm starting to think that even if this is sexist it doesn't matter because i like the idea of having just a female car park with pretty colours and nice big spaces!


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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - December 31st 2009, 08:03 PM

Why not just have a car park for bad drivers? I mean, there are two main types of bad driver, women, and men that drive like women =p
   
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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 12:17 AM

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Why not just have a car park for bad drivers? I mean, there are two main types of bad driver, women, and men that drive like women =p


i LOL'd though.. i'll give you that.


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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 02:04 AM

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actually i'm starting to think that even if this is sexist it doesn't matter because i like the idea of having just a female car park with pretty colours and nice big spaces!
I was thinking the same who cares if it is sexism as long as I can park in a colorful and bigger spaces


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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 02:59 AM

Please. Women are so better drivers than men.





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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 06:06 AM

Chinese drivers aren't that great though, 200 deaths a day?! That's bad, even for here that would be bad.

Anyway, I like the security equipment and the female attendants, which would make it much safer for Chinese women, since there is a major problem with rape. I think this is rather cool actually, and not really sexist at all.


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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 12:22 PM

from article: women's "strong sense of colour and different sense of distance".

^ okay, that is a little sexist! But I think the idea is cool anyway. They´re just trying to cater to women, not do anything bad to them.


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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 12:27 PM

Lmao, I'm not sure whether to be insulted or amused... i think I'll stick with amused :]



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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 12:49 PM

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Ehm, it's a very very very big country? 200 out of 1.3 billion people isn't a big percentage...
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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 05:32 PM

Goddam women drivers! lol
   
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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 06:26 PM

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Chinese drivers aren't that great though, 200 deaths a day?! That's bad, even for here that would be bad.
You're not considering what the 200 is out of in regards to the population. If it were 200/500, then it's pretty bad but when it's 200/over a billion, it's pretty insignificant per day.

For the article, it seems to be both funny and sexist. I think the idea of having more security is great, however, with the pretty colours and more space, it seems to suggest that women are so stupid they need customized handicaps to suit their poor driving skills. It doesn't completely obliterate the possibilities of rape as it's documented that females sometimes rape other females.
   
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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 06:56 PM

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Chinese drivers aren't that great though, 200 deaths a day?! That's bad, even for here that would be bad.

Anyway, I like the security equipment and the female attendants, which would make it much safer for Chinese women, since there is a major problem with rape. I think this is rather cool actually, and not really sexist at all.
but theres a lot more people in China..

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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 1st 2010, 10:37 PM

LOL

I want, ok it can be seen as sexist and as a biker wider spaces would be wasted on me, but I want colourful parking damnit!!!

Would the world hate me if I took to painting parking spaces in a variety of colours?! lol jk.



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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 4th 2010, 11:54 AM

I want one where I live =P


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Re: China shopping centre builds 'car park for women' - January 7th 2010, 10:58 AM

LOL!

Seriously, they need them in the UK.
   
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