Parking Spaces for Men and Women

Gallus Strobel, the mayor of Triberg, Germany, a small town in the Black Forest, has discovered a surefire shortcut to international publicity: political incorrectness. A city parking garage has unveiled parking spaces designated for male and female drivers.
Unlike the 12 spaces set aside for women, which are wider, well-lit, and closer to the exit, the men’s spaces require the driver to pull in at an angle, and avoid hitting cement pillars. They are an “attraction” for any ambitious driver, Strobel told the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung.

“But men are, as a rule, a little better at such challenges,” he told the paper.

Strobel, 58, who says he has parked in the spaces three times, admitted that “of course, there are also great women drivers!” He told the paper that when he came to the idea, he knew it would challenge “political correctness.” But he says he has received mostly positive feedback from his stunt.

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I've also seen parking spaces designated for women in some car parks in Switzerland. I've been told that the reason was to reduce the chance of women being attacked (hence the proximity to the exit and the lighting).
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All parkings in Germany have women designated spots. Like Seban said, it's for security reasons, and also because of the higher likelihood of having to push a stroller, not because it's assumed they can't park. I don't find it sexist and am very grateful for these spots late at night.

Now that there's a guy who decided to have some fun with a few strange sized spots just so he can say that his parking lot has more spots, who on earth cares?
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