‘Sexist parking’ gives woman easier spaces
A German mayor has caused controversy by designating the town’s ‘more challenging’ parking spaces to men.
For years Germans have had to live with the stereotype that they lack a sense of humour - well, for the sake of Gallus Strobel we hope this is one generalisation that proves to be incorrect.
If not, the mayor of the small town of Triberg may be in for a rough ride from at least 50% of his constituents.
Mr Strobel has caused uproar after he introduced a new parking system that suggests women are less capable at parking their cars than men... good luck with that one, Gallus!
The idea is that each space would be painted with either a male of female symbol depending on its difficulty rating.
While women’s spaces would be wide, well lit and near the exit, men’s spaces are much tighter and include obstacles such as pillars and bollards.
Mayor Strobel said he hopes the policy will ‘challenge political correctness’. Er, job done!
Digging himself further into a public relations hole of doom he told German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung: ‘Men are, as a rule, a little better at such challenges.’