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China opens women-only car park with wider spaces

In what sounds like a news story straight out of the 1960s, a shopping center in China has opened a female-only car park that features wider parking spaces and is painted pink and light purple to “appeal to female tastes.” An official associated with the lady-targeted parking lot claims the design is intended to accommodate women’s “strong sense of color  (sic) and different sense of distance.”

So how do I turn this into a learning experience (without being torn limb from limb by my female students?) Write the following on the whiteboard:

A woman without her man is nothing.

Wait for screams of outrage to die down and tell girls to punctuate this statement to their advantage (and also to make it more truthful…)  IF they’re switched on, they’ll come up with this:

A woman; without her, man is nothing.


Results in smug females smiles, and cues screams of male outrage… 😎 Carry on with discussion about male testesterone blinding their thinking until they grow up (at around 45 years of age..) and the fact that a woman’s favourite saying is ‘Revenge is a dish best served cold’ and by golly they’ll wait for years before taking it 😎

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