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Town Designates Easy Parking Spots for Women: Is It Sexist or Sweet?

mrosen814 2012/07/11 22:00:00
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The German town of Triberg is now designating parking spots for men and women. The parking spots assigned to women are much easier to maneuver compared to the men's, less convenient designated spots. The mayor of Triberg went on to state, "As a rule, men are a little better at such challenges.”

Nonetheless, several studies find that women are indeed better parkers than men. For a British study that came out this year, researchers monitored 2,500 drivers in 700 parking lots in Britain for one month. While women took longer to park, they were more likely to leave their cars in the middle of the spot. Women proved to be better at finding places and more accurate in lining up the car before backing in. Also, they were more likely to use parking strategies recommended by driving instructors.

THEGLOBEANDMAIL.COM reports:
Triberg, in Germany, is leaving the more challenging spaces for male drivers
woman in car

Read More: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/the-hot-button...

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  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/07/13 19:38:25
    Sexist
    Margaret Jacobson
    +3
    Easy spaces should be for the handicapped AND nothing else !! If I can run marathons at 65 yrs, a normal woman SHOULD be able to walk about 200 feet to the front door of a mall or wherever she is going !! HOW DO THE MEN FEEL ABOUT THIS LAW ??
  • mind-pilot Margare... 2012/07/14 16:48:44
    mind-pilot
    With the chivalry gone in the states, what would be the fine if I said "screw it" to the old woman and parked where I wanted?
  • Mantic 2012/07/13 19:37:23 (edited)
    Sexist
    Mantic
    +1
    And any women who don't take full advantage, without complaint, are idiots.
  • Bob 2012/07/13 19:29:27 (edited)
    Sexist
    Bob
    +1
    Give me a BREAK! Almost as bad as you can't have a soda over 16oz.
  • DDogbreath 2012/07/13 19:08:15
    Sexist
    DDogbreath
    +1
    But if it keeps the dents out of the Porsche, so be it...

    dents porsche
  • Bob DDogbreath 2012/07/13 19:32:18
    Bob
    +2
    Nice car. Wish I could afford one and high rates for auto insurance.
  • DDogbreath Bob 2012/07/13 19:45:36
    DDogbreath
    +2
    me too
  • Magical... DDogbreath 2012/07/13 21:34:38
    Magical Mushroom
    +1
    I have always had a man hit my car.
  • DDogbreath Magical... 2012/07/14 11:24:10
    DDogbreath
    If you hit them just right, the dent pops right out.
  • edoode DDogbreath 2012/07/14 12:35:20
    edoode
    +1
    Surely that must be a well practiced talent of yours?
  • DDogbreath edoode 2012/07/14 14:14:09 (edited)
    DDogbreath
    I love anything to do with making a car or bike better than what the factory stamped out.

    EDIT: I especially like British Bikes! This is my 67 Norton 750 with a couple of friends Triumphs.

    stamped edit british bikes 67 norton 750 couple friends triumphs
  • Magical... DDogbreath 2012/07/14 13:39:20
    Magical Mushroom
    +1
    not on my car
  • DDogbreath Magical... 2012/07/14 14:16:19
    DDogbreath
    What happened to yours?
  • Magical... DDogbreath 2012/07/14 14:25:18
    Magical Mushroom
    Its made out of all steel. Any dents needs to be poped out with a strong man and a piece of wood for leverage. When the tire blew off the back part bent back. Then the handy man from my apartment came over and bent it back. Otherwise it doesn't dent.
    mine
  • DDogbreath Magical... 2012/07/14 14:35:01
    DDogbreath
    That's not a boat this is a boat, I actually had one of these once.

    boat boat
  • Magical... DDogbreath 2012/07/14 15:14:45
    Magical Mushroom
    +1
    It is a boat, with a wide track it is. Its bigger then any car I park next to it. But I love it all the same. My roomie has a hard time parking it and getting it around tight space. My roomie is a male too.
  • DDogbreath Magical... 2012/07/14 15:47:24
    DDogbreath
    Here is the biggest one I drove regularly.

    super trucking
  • Magical... DDogbreath 2012/07/14 18:18:40
    Magical Mushroom
    that car I posted a picture of is my regular drive. Its mine and thats the gas station outside of my apartment.
  • DDogbreath Magical... 2012/07/14 19:19:58
    DDogbreath
    +1
    "Battle star Kenworth" had a fuel capacity of 450 gallons. The fuel tanks were located beneath my apartment.
  • mae 2012/07/13 18:59:53
    Sexist
    mae
    +1
    Sexist, but if they're closer to the front of the store, I'll use it .
  • edoode mae 2012/07/14 12:36:02
    edoode
    +1
    So you want to have your cake and eat it?
  • mae edoode 2012/07/14 23:00:23 (edited)
    mae
    I would say, It is sexist, because not All Women fit this bad-parker 'set'. However, If these spots open up closer to the front of the store, and I am considered qualified to use them without being penaliized, Then Yes, I would use them....Cake is good any time. ;-)
  • kofp 2012/07/13 16:44:37
    Sexist
    kofp
    +1
    Glad I don't live in that stupid town. The mayor should park his @$$ into the local jail for making that stupid law! it proves to me that the world would be a better place without politicians in it. They make too many needless stupid laws that ruin people's lives or terribly inconvenience them. A law like this runs contrary to the 9th Amendment in the U.S. Constitution, however we're dealing with Germany here (the land of Nazi mentality and discrimination). It's ridiculous actually, I could just put on a wig and make up or a mask and say TS to the mayor when looking for a good spot to park.
  • Mantic kofp 2012/07/13 19:41:58
    Mantic
    +2
    I expect the law accounts for gender benders and homosexuals. It's Germany, after all; they're well accustomed to that sort of thing.
  • edoode Mantic 2012/07/14 12:37:00
    edoode
    Apparently the USA is the gender benders and homosexuals paradise.
  • Mantic edoode 2012/07/15 06:06:26
    Mantic
    We are getting there.
  • Aleksandr 2012/07/13 15:53:20
    Sweet
    Aleksandr
    +1
    Great!!! this will stop my wife from wrecking our car, whilst parking
  • Reggie☮ 2012/07/13 15:33:29
    Sexist
    Reggie☮
    +1
    And stupid.
  • India 2012/07/13 15:29:29
    Sexist
    India
    mmmm nothing sweet about it they're just saying that women can't drive which is absolutely WRONG !!
  • edoode India 2012/07/14 12:38:56
    edoode
    oooh your sound a little annoyed, calm down pet - you'll give yourself blood pressure, have a cup of tea and another scone - be happy....
  • Arse-Whole 2012/07/13 15:04:45
    Sweet
    Arse-Whole
    Of course. There is some obscure study on how well different genders can park.

    Regardless, there is no issue here. I can't even stand seeing women pump gas or carry their groceries. In big parking lots I drop off the ladies next to the building then park the car myself. Just the way I was raised.
  • Rod 2012/07/13 10:40:03
    Sexist
    Rod
    +1
    Although I agree that most women need extra space when they park, (especially when they parallel park), this is still sexist.
  • clasact 2012/07/13 09:27:13
    Sexist
    clasact
    thats just plain wrong besides if you cant park it you dont need to be driveing anyway
  • edoode clasact 2012/07/14 12:41:25
    edoode
    Also if you can't spell don't leave comments. I spell driving this way without the 'e'.
  • clasact edoode 2012/07/14 12:50:08
    clasact
    also if you dont like my spelling or think your better then other dont read the damm thing
  • edoode clasact 2012/07/14 12:58:22
    edoode
    didn't say I was better than anyone - just said I can spell.
  • clasact edoode 2012/07/14 14:24:11
    clasact
    you must think your better or you would not get on others for a mistake.must be nice to be perfect.
  • beach bum 2012/07/13 07:37:50
    Sexist
    beach bum
    +1
    sexist
  • Marek 2012/07/13 05:14:42
    Sweet
    Marek
    +1
    I open the door and hold it for all women when in position to do so. Is that sexist? Any woman who would consider a more convenient parking space or a ma opening and holdin door for sexist is miserable sexist herself.
  • NoName Marek 2012/07/13 15:13:57
    NoName
    +1
    "I open the door and hold it for all women when in position to do so. Is that sexist?"

    No, it's not - it isn't anywhere near the same category.

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