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ki0kA Mon 16-Jan-17 18:40:44

For some years now, in some countries transports have been created exclusively for women, as a way of fighting sexual harassment. In some cases, it's female-only carriages in trains, in other cases taxis. I found an article in which some examples are given:

www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11824962/Women-only-trains-and-transport-How-they-work-around-the-world.html

I'm not completely sure what to think about this and I believe it's a subject with potential for interesting different points of view. So, is this a solution to greatly reduce sexual harassment? Is it just tackling the consequence and not the origin of the problem? Is this an exagerated solution which could cause more harm than good?

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 16-Jan-17 19:11:42

Is this an exagerated solution which could cause more harm than good?

Yes.

todayitstarts Mon 16-Jan-17 19:14:49

Stupid idea. We don't live in Saudi Arabia

Katnisnevergreen Mon 16-Jan-17 21:39:49

Bit the need for 'safe' spaces and female only loos are constantly mentioned on here, what is the difference?

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 16-Jan-17 21:43:09

You really can't see the difference between a changing room or a hospital and public transport?

Loos- I'm personally not bothered about female only loos.

todayitstarts Mon 16-Jan-17 21:45:09

One does not tend to do things on a train that requires personal privacy.

DeviTheGaelet Mon 16-Jan-17 21:46:33

www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/38642229/air-india-starts-selling-seats-in-female-only-section

Katnisnevergreen Mon 16-Jan-17 21:51:19

Have you ever been on a train in India? They are so packed I have been FAR closer to strangers on public transport than I ever have in a changing room etc.

Katnisnevergreen Mon 16-Jan-17 21:51:50

I'd rather have a safe space travelling than weeing

CycleHire Mon 16-Jan-17 21:54:59

I think this would shift responsibility onto women who are the victims of harassment and attacks on transport - 'why weren't you in the women only carriage?'

I don't like the idea.

todayitstarts Mon 16-Jan-17 21:55:29

Nope. But it's probably required in India, given their rape / 'eaves teasing' record

drspouse Mon 16-Jan-17 21:57:41

Women's night buses are common at universities - there was one at my own uni, and I remember some fuss locally about someone taking their son (child) home on one (I think a 7pm going-out one, when the mum had been at work).

LassWiTheDelicateAir Mon 16-Jan-17 22:01:48

The response by Air India is completely wrong.

Have you ever been on a train in India? They are so packed I have been FAR closer to strangers on public transport than I ever have in a changing room etc.

How is that relevant? You are not taking your clothes off. In any case the article was about Corbyn proposing this in the UK.

I agree with cyclehire

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