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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

Are women-only cars a solution?


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Mari Kaneko
Student, 19
It's good to separate the cars because women feel insulted when they get touched, but women also have to take responsibility when they wear very short skirts. In summertime, some are almost naked.

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Masato Okada
Web creator, 33
I think it's a good idea, but on the other hand, some men suffer from chikan, so it doesn't solve the problem for everyone, or the source of the problem.

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Mary Orwig
Student, 21
I think it's a bad idea. It's similar to segregation and can only lead to a worse problem. Women should be able to wear what they want, and if they get groped, turn around and grab the guy's balls.

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Chris Harrington
Teacher, 39
It's a bit inconvenient because people usually choose the car next to your exit, but I'm not opposed on principle. Maybe they should have "debu-only" cars for sweaty people like me.

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Satsuki Ohama
Office worker, 34
It's inconvenient. I don't use it and I don't like the system. The first car is far from everything. Some guys say it's gender prejudice. For some women it's a good system, but not for me.

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Brock Fortman
Intern, 22
I think it's a good idea, but I'm surprised there aren't more problems like pick-pocketing, with how tightly packed the trains here are. But I haven't been groped -- so far.



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