Saturday, August 27, 2011

Instituting female-only subway cars to prevent sexual assault misses issue entirely

Recently South Korean officials moved to reinstitute female-only subway cars in Seoul, citing a desire to stem sexual assaults and harassment on mass transit lines.

While we can chide the move as an evasive tactic around dealing with the real issue of women’s safety in South Korea, we should also consider the fact that rape and sexual assault on our own Metro rails increased in 2010 by more than 350 percent from the “average year.”

Read the full story at The Washington Times Communities.

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