“Ladies Only” Transportation in Mexico

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 The Seattle Times reports here that Mexico City has implemented multiple “ladies’ only” bus routes after complaints from women of sexual harassment by fellow bus-riders.

Ummm…why is the solution to put women on different buses, instead of implementing serious anti-harassment measures that punish the harassers?   This is gender segregation in the name of “protection,” but who is it protecting?

-Bridget Crawford

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0 Responses to “Ladies Only” Transportation in Mexico

  1. Ann Bartow says:

    I agree with you in principle, but I think Heart has an interesting response here:
    http://womensspace.wordpress.com/2008/02/01/woman-only-commuter-coaches-yes/
    Your post also reminded me of this post, in a good way!
    http://sparklematrix.wordpress.com/2008/01/20/can-we-please-get-off-this-loop-please/