CNN News is reporting that South Korea and more recently China have taken to reserving parking spots for women. Not pregnant women or handicapped women or elderly women, butÃ‚Â any woman. In essence, the only one excluded from the spots are men. At least one mall has taken the measure of providing female security personnel to assist with parking and enforcement.
The premium spots, now available at different types of businesses, have also been popping up in shopping areas from Germany to Singapore. A variety of reasons have been given for the measure, from protecting women from crime, to just offering them more shopping convenience.
In Iksan, Korea, the Ministry for Gender Equality and Family has installed the parking areas in that city as part of a larger effort to make Iksan the first woman-friendly city. They are planning on a total of 671 of the woman only spots throughout the metropolitan area. The spots are .2 meters wider than normal to aid women who are Ã¢â‚¬Å“unskilled at parking,Ã¢â‚¬Â according to Korea Beat online.
So letÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s recap that. The Korean Ministry for GenderÃ‚Â Equality, sets up special parking spaces available to women only, but has to make the spaces wider than usual because women arenÃ¢â‚¬Ëœt competent to park a car in a regular parking space.
The temptation for humor here is too much to overcome. The sexist hypocrisy alone is worthy of three Leno monologues, and the pink parking lines at some locations donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t help. But there is an aside to this that is anything but funny. In the modern gender Zeitgeist, the foundation of sexual apartheid that was built in the supposedly enlightened minds of an insulated intelligentsia, is now pouring out like wet concrete in real world venues.
We have seen the sexual segregation of the victims of domestic violence enforced by legal acts like VAWA for the past fifteen years, and now similar bigotries are spreading throughout the world.
Male studies? Sorry, not allowed by the womenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s studies programs. Just ask the people who run them. Natural disaster? No problem, stand in line for some relief, unless you are in Haiti. No men allowed there either. Got your ticket to fly? Well, if you are a man it better not be next to an unescorted youth or you will be removed, courtesy of British Airways. In B.A. speak, man is a word interchangeable with pedophile. Your right to sit in the seat you paid for is forfeit, to prevent you from molesting someone.
Want to book a room on the seventh floor of the Crown Plaza in Milwaukee or similar rooms in many other hotels? Sorry guys, for the sake of women you are 86Ã¢â‚¬â„¢d before even thinking about it. These are special accommodations for special people. In other words, not you.
Rights to face your accuser and challenge their credibility in a criminal court? Not if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a man facing a rape charge. The constitution, in that arena, is a girl thing. Ã‚Â Take heart, your rights remain intact if you are accused of murder.
Think you have police protection from being assaulted? Think again, hombre. Meet the up and coming primary aggressor laws. Guys, if you get physically attacked by your female partner, do yourself a favor and just run. Because if you call the police for help, they are going to reward you with a set of bracelets and a trip to the pokey quicker than you can say bogus restraining order.
And now, here comes parking based on sexual privilege, though I am sure the American version, when it gets here, will include beta male enforcers at the ready with guns, to ensure the men stay at the back of the bus, or rather the back of the parking lot in this case.
Oh yes, the temptation for satire is all but overwhelming. After all, how many RosaÃ‚Â Parks jokes will be inspired by this latest round of gender insanity? And it actually is funny until you fully consider the implications of placing a women only sign on a public service.
We used to have similar signs here in America, during the days of my youth.(See right) Before it was over we were in a near police state, with water hoses on crowds, rivers of blood and plumes of smoke that floated up to the skies from cities going up in flames.
Some would say it all started with one woman who said no to taking a back seat because of the way she looked and the group she belonged to, but we all know it started with the institutionalized discrimination that put her in that position to beginÃ‚Â with.
Looks like the forces of hate are coming back for a repeat, and it makes one wonder how long it will be before some uppity man, or many of them, get fed up enough with this nonsense to say no, and mean it.