Does my bumper look big in this? Chinese shopping mall installs plus-sized women-only parking spaces 30cms wider than normal


A Chinese shopping mall has installed a plus-sized, women-only zone to cater for female drivers who have trouble parking.

The zone, marked with a sign reading: “Respectfully reserved for women,” is situated outside the World Metropolis (Dashijiedaduhui) centre in Dalian in north-east China’s Liaoning province.

It features ten parking spaces which are painted pink and around 30 centimetres wider than normal.

It is the latest in a string of women-only zones to have emerged in car parks across China, where the middle class is bulging and more people have the income necessary to buy and drive vehicles.
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But the spaces have provoked outrage on social media – with many accusing the shopping centre of sexism and cliched thinking.

“This is supposed to respect women, but actually it’s an insult,” said an unnamed woman…

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Not sure how to categorize this. China is a totally separate case of its own.

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