Rio De Janeiro just started to run women-only subway cars this week…theyâ€™re pink striped.
How Brazilian women actually feel about the sex-segregated cars is something that remains to be seen. A Reuters headline screams Women applaud no-men, pink-striped metro cars, but another article says that women arenâ€™t fans:
â€œSeparation (of the sexes) is a throwback to my grandmother’s era. It’s a big step backward in the fight for women’s equality,” said Rogeria Peixoto, head of a Brazilian women’s group.
I know Iâ€™ve said this before, but whatever: while I understand the need for immediate safety concerns, putting the responsibility on women not to get harassed rather than on the men to stop harassing is really problematic.