Women-Only Parking Spots in Iksan
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Women-Only Parking Spots in Iksan

Well ladies, have at it.

The city of Iksan in Jeollabuk-do has created “pink line parking” for women drivers in public parking lots.

Iksan, chosen by the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (여성부) as the first woman-friendly city, has 25 public parking lots, including at City Hall and the Madong City Library, where the spots are installed, and by the end of the year another 670 spots will go in 21 parking lots throughout the metropolitan area.

The “pink lines”, painted pink, are 2.5 meters wide rather than the standard 2.3, offering aid to women drivers unskilled at parking. The city will also install 34 street lights and 194 guard lamps in high-crime areas to create safer streets.

You know, that actually sounds pretty sexist. Unskilled women drivers?