How do you solve a made-up, sexist problem? With a sexist solution!
China is making parking spots just for women. You know, because just in case you haven't overheard a conversation in a 1950s Elks Lodge, women suck at parking. Pan Zhuren, the director of a service area from Zhejiang province to Jiangxi province in China’s Southeast has already dedicated a portion of its 370 parking spaces to women drivers.
Parking correctly is so tough when you are a woman, so they've made the spots really easy to identify: they are bordered in pink (girls love pink!) and are branded with a pink stick figure with a triangle. It's so pretty it's almost not completely offensive to half the world's population.
The pink parking spots were sized 50% bigger than regular spots because as Zhuren says, "some female drivers were having trouble reversing into parking spots, or are parking carelessly.”
And also to accommodate all those bags because women be shoppin', AMIRITE?
Zhuren doesn't seem to have presented any scientific evidence that women are worse at parking, (which is strange, because men are SO GOOD at science), but that's not keeping him from protecting men's cars from all those lady ding-bats.
The spots have been around since March, but are only now starting to get attention on Chinese social media. As Xuan Xuan Mer says on Weibo (Chinese Facebook):
The bright side of this, if there is one, is that at least the women parking in those spots are that much further away from sexist men.