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Women-only subway cars?

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 01:35:50 GMT

Yesterday I read this article about the pro and cons of women-only carriages: http://www.citymetric.com/transport/jeremy-corbyns-women-only-carriages-arguments-and-against-1357 It falsely states that Korea has women-only subway cars but that isn't so important. I'm more interested in discussing the topic. I would love to hear the opinion of our readers.

Philip Partington
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:34:33 GMT

When I visited Tokyo and saw gender segregated train cars, I was very surprised. Consider children with special needs. When an issue arises as a case of the system being unable to help the children in its current form, it makes sense to add classes for their benefit. However, when the problem is harassment from other students, division is not the answer. Once again, it is best to deal with the problem, not its effects. People who are compelled to bother or assault others on the train are likely driven by a troubled social view, and segregation would presumably only fuel this. I believe education and punishment as necessary are the real answer. Women should feel both safe and equal, not one or the other. On line two and on some other trains, more prominent priority seats for pregnant women have been appearing. Although these are also being ignored at times, I have noticed more people respecting those seats than their predecessors, sometimes empty when the car is otherwise full.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:10:38 GMT

Hello This is Maha I am Egyptian , In Cairo the capital of Egypt we do have a special cars in the subway for women ; Although we don't have this nor in the train nor in the bus , but the government saws that it is very important for the women specially who have to feed their children in the way, or for the women who are seeks to be more safe, also there is a chance for the women to set down more comfortable beside another woman not beside a strange man This is near to our culture. :) Thanks Maha

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:33:41 GMT

Hello Maha, great that you reply to this thread now because Busan just introduced women-only cars on their subway line 1. The measure is only effective during rush hour and it will be tested till September, read more about it here: http://busanhaps.com/busan-to-test-women-only-subway-car-from-next-week/