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thenewgreen  ·  2096 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to Design a City for Women

Until we are able to get down the the unique needs of the individual on a case by case basis, we cannot help but generalize, right? There's no doubt that what is ideal for some women or men, is less than ideal for others. However, there are things in the aggregate that stand out. Apparently, for women in general, easily accessible shopping etc is important. I have to say, I too find this to be important. At some level, how much of this is a communication gap? Men are pretty bad at communicating what is and is not important to them. Women tend to be more considerate for the most part. I know they've done studies that show that in a dining setting women spend considerable more time looking over a menu, while men are much more abrupt in their decision making. There's perhaps a parallel here. Men don't take the time to appreciate as much as women do. Therefore, it's almost like they don't know what they're missing until they've experienced it.

Not sure if this rambling train of thought makes any sense. My apologies if it doesn't.

bioemerl  ·  2096 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The strange thing is that people seem to be shifting now from the "women are just as capable as men" to a new "women are too scared to compete with men, and are not able to stand up for themselves" view.

Look at the comments of the park. They essentially say "we have to put a bunch of divisions so that the men don't take over the park". The idea that women should be separated, protected, and shielded from the world may not be present in these things as they are now, but I would be willing to bet that if this stuff goes mainstream we aren't going to see it contributing to a more positive view of women.

"Ladies first" died out for a reason. Now it's being brought back.