Pink Parking

Tuesday, 20 October 2009
You've heard of the Pink Panther but what about Pink Parking?  In Seoul, South Korea there are now close to 5,000 public parking spaces only for women.  They're easily noticiable with the spots lined in a bubble-gum pink paint.  Like so:

The spaces are similar to the ones you see in the U.S. for expectant mothers or "take-out only" spots.  Traditionally close to the building, these prime spaces make use of the real estate near a buisness.  

In some online articles discussing this topic, writers claim these parking spaces are designed to specifically encourage women to wear high-heels.  After doing my own research, I think they're just high-heel friendly.  Meaning, if women want to wear high heels, parking spaces closer to the office are convienient. 

I'm just not sure if this modus operandi will balance the treatment of genders in South Korea.  Isn't this all a bit patronizing or is it fair because we live in a male-dominated society?  Thoughts?

P.S. I'm not one to always love high heels.  So there.  This fall, I plan to wear tall, leather riding boots that are comfortable and functional with a touch of sex appeal.  Such as these from Tilly Trotters:


Teri's Blog said...

Agree, why do they want to encourage wearing heels? Plus I like your new hair cut.

Chris F. said...

I have to say that this is a very interesting matter. If pink is for girls, what color is most suitable for men?

Denae said...

Teri - thanks!
Chris - hmmmm...