Town Assigns 'Easy' Parking Spots to Women
German mayor says he's sure there are some good female drivers
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jul 12, 2012 9:52 AM CDT
Updated Jul 15, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
We're raising our eyebrows, too.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Pull into the new parking garage in Triberg, Germany, and you'll see something strange: wide, well-lit spaces with female symbols on them, and cramped spaces near concrete pillars with male symbols on them. The logic is simple, according to Mayor Gallus Strobel: Men are better at parking. He insists the move wasn't sexist, because there are 10 spaces reserved for women, and just two for men, the Telegraph reports.

What's more, Strobel seems delighted by the controversy he's kicked up. "I never expected this reaction," he said. "I've been on the phone all day, the TV will come. I am happy, and it looks like we've hit a raw nerve in society. It's been a great marketing gimmick. Women can come here and prove me wrong, and while they're at it they can see the town's attractions."

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Doug_Masters
Jul 16, 2012 5:22 AM CDT
They should make them bigger for everyone. that way, when those idiots who park their mustangs and BMW's on the line so no one parks near their precious car, we could still fit into the space like normal. I will admit to however upon seeing said parking job, I always make sure I park... very very very close to his/her ( usually his ) driver side door.
Doug_Masters
Jul 16, 2012 5:20 AM CDT
Women drivers no survivors. This is why women make less than men in the workplace. It's called the pain in the ass tax. It's a secret among men, since women get things like all this, they are charged a pain in the ass tax.
JoeQ
Jul 15, 2012 7:47 PM CDT
How can they be smarter than us but worse at parking?