South Korea Encourages High Heels With Designated Pink Parking Spaces


Seoul is working on painting thousands of parking spaces pink to accommodate women who choose to wear high heels. The spots will be like handicap spaces, the idea being women won't have to walk as far to the mall or work or job interviews. So far 4,929 public and private spaces have been designated for a new pink finish, and thousands more are slated to turn pink next year. It sounds like a nice idea, but it hardly improves the sense of gender equality in South Korea. Women are perfectly capable of walking to their job interviews in heels without the government saving them an extra twenty yards. Assuming they're not wearing these. [Time via Jezebel]