Distaff perks

The provision of parking spaces reserved for women is an excellent idea. All in all, a rare example of sex discrimination that's welcome.

In a city such as Abu Dhabi, where finding a place to park is a permanent nightmare, multi-storey underground car parks can be an effective solution. In conjunction with the paid-parking system introduced in particularly congested parts of the capital, and which is intended to be rolled out to other areas in the future, they are a change for the better.
Underground car parks can also, however, be gloomy and threatening places, especially at night and especially for women; which is why the provision of parking spaces reserved for women, which we report today, is an excellent idea.
The new women-only spaces will be positioned next to lifts and exits, often the best-lit areas of car parks. Women are entitled to feel safe and secure when parking their cars, and when returning to them later. In addition, mothers will small children will appreciate the convenience of a shorter walk from lift to car.
All in all, a rare example of sex discrimination that's welcome.