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Are These Pink "Women's Only" Parking Spaces Sexist?

Are These Pink "Women's Only" Parking Spaces Sexist?

Women are deeming an airport in Germany sexist after they made "women's only" parking spaces and painted them pink, according to a Mirror report.

The "women's only" pink parking spaces at Frankfurt Airport have wider parking bays, making it easier for females to maneuver their cars into the spaces. They are also located closer to the terminal at the airport and have brighter lighting.

"It's very patronizing for women to be singled out in this way," Geraldine Herbert, editor of Wheels for Women magazine, told The Local. "All this does is reinforce the stereotype that women are bad at parking."

The airport is defending its decision to add the "women's only" parking spaces to the parking garages. According to the Mirror report, they say they are required by law to dedicate at least 5 percent of public car parking spaces to women.

"It's up to the female drivers themselves whether or not they use these spaces," a Frankfurt Airport spokesperson said, according to Mirror. "The measures we have taken do make female drivers feel safer in our car parks, and add to the quality of customers' stay here."

So what do you think? Are the "women's only" parking spaces a smart idea or is it sexist?

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