Dalian mall accused of gender discrimination after setting up women-only car parking spaces

大连一商场设置女性专用车位引争议 被指性别歧视

Source: Xinhua 新华社, August 19th 2014

Management of a Dalian shopping centre has been accused of gender discrimination after it designated some parking spaces as women-only.

The management started the practice in June this year to mixed reviews. While management claims that the allocation of parking spaces is meant to offer women ‘special treatment’, opinions exist that the move was a desultory nod to the stereotype that women are less capable drivers than men.

The designation of women-only parking spaces is not a unique practice; this also exists in Changsha and Shijiazhuang in China, and also in other countries such as Germany and Korea.

Translated by Ming Lee

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