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UK Politician Proposes Women-Only Train Cars

UK Politician Proposes Women-Only Train Cars

Jeremy Cobryn, a British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament for Islington North, is proposing the idea of women-only train cars on public transportation.

The Guardian reports that Cobryn proposed women-only cars in an effort to help reduce harassment, only if women agree with the idea.

"It is unacceptable that many women and girls adapt their daily lives in order to avoid being harassed on the street, public transport, and in other public places from the park to the supermarket," Corbyn said, according to The Guardian. "This could include taking longer routes to work, having self-imposed curfews or avoiding certain means of transport."

Cobryn also proposed a 24-hour hotline for women to report harassment, tougher rules for license holders on reporting assaults their premises and cabinet members for women's safety on local councils, according to The Guardian.

"Some women have raised with me that a solution to the rise in assault and harassment on public transportation could be to introduce women-only carriages," Cobryn said.

"My intention would be to make public transport safer for everyone from the train platform, to the bus stop to on the mode of transport itself. However, I would consult with women and open it up to hear their views on whether women-only carriages would be welcome — and also if piloting this at times and modes of transport where harassment is reported most frequently would be of interest."

What do you think about women-only train cars for public transportation?

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