South Korea implements bigger parking spots just for women

South Korea Implements Bigger Parking Spots Just For Women
South Korea Implements Bigger Parking Spots Just For Women

South Korea has now implemented parking spots designed specifically for women.

NBC reports: "The spots are longer and they're wider and they are marked with bright pink outlines and figures. Believe it or not, the so-called 'she spots' are part of a government initiative to make Seoul more female friendly."

Motoring reports the South Korean government will be spending about $100 million on a "Women-Friendly Seoul" project. Part of that $100 million went toward the parking spots.

The assistant mayor of Women and Family Affairs at the Seoul Metropolitan Government told The Korea Times: "It is like adding a female touch to a universal design and make things more comfortable for women."

But not everyone is so impressed with South Korea's attempts at making society more woman-friendly.

The Huffington Post began a story with the words, "And now for the latest news from the world of staggeringly patronizing things."

And a writer for Metro writes: "Are women worse drivers than men? South Korea certainly seems to think so. ... Not at all patronizing."

However, South Korea isn't the only country with gender-specific parking spots.

ABC reports a town in Germany designated both men-only and women-only parking spots in 2012.

And The Independent says Austria, China, Kuwait, Malaysia, Indonesia and Italy also have women-only parking spots.