A mall in Dalian has made the incredibly patronizing move of creating extra big parking spaces for women, for their own ‘safety’.
The spaces are also bright pink-every woman’s favourite colour- and say ‘women only’ on them. The move is supposed to make parking easier for female customers, because as everyone knows, they can’t compete with the awesome driving of Chinese men.
The idea is copied from that bastion of equality and women’s rights, South Korea, which has recently spent millions of dollars on revamping the city’s parking spaces to make them more ‘woman friendly’.
The mall insists that they aren’t sexist however; they’re just being considerate by accommodating the limitations of women and their tiny minds. They also pointed out that the bright colouring makes the spots easier to find, for when women get lost on their way back to the car. So sweet.
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How is it making the conclusion that all women are bad at parking? The problem is that this is misandrist by providing a service for women, but not for men, but people really want to believe it's sexist against women, so turn it around into misogyny. The article author made the claim that it was because women are bad drivers. Look at this objectively, not an ideological slant. Were "whites only" seats racist because they made the conclusion that white people are bad at finding seats, and needed special accommodation?
Jun 30, 2014 12:39 Report Abuse
This is totally different. You mix everything. Those pink parking place are equivalent to blue disable place. Are women disable compared to the rest of the people (i.e. men)? No! Anyway, chinese men in general sucks as much as women at driving.
Jun 30, 2014 14:27 Report Abuse
Explain how it is different? In both cases, one group of people is given special accommodations, and you come to the conclusions that special accommodations are insulting. They are analogous. If you want to argue that it is different, then back up your claims. No one is saying women are disabled... you're just setting up a weak straw man argument. If giving one group of people special privileges (such as parking spaces) is insulting, then you would need to accept that it is insulting in all cases, including when one group of pepole is favored based on skin color.
Jun 30, 2014 22:18 Report Abuse
There is no such thing as "positive discrimination". There is simply discrimination, which I oppose in all cases. When one group is treated better than another group based on skin color or gender, it is wrong, in my opinion. How is it insulting? If it were insulting, whites would not have created special privileges of "white only" bus seats, or restaurants, unless they were intentionally insulting themselves. I seriously doubt that segregation was really anti-white.
Jul 01, 2014 09:47 Report Abuse
It all has to do with historical precedent.Suggesting that women need bigger and easier parking spaces is akin to assuming that they are not very good at driving because they are women. and it's in line with thousands of years of history where the idea that women are not as clever, capable or important as men has prevailed. Babying women, and teaching them that they protection and extra help is another form of control. I get that you're just trolling, but we live in a country where millions of girls have been aborted or killed or abandoned at birth because of their perceived inferiority, and this still goes on.
Jul 02, 2014 10:07 Report Abuse