Thursday, June 18, 2009

Afraid of the hellions

Now this part I already knew about. The Japanese trains at rush hour are simply horrendously
crowded. They actually employ people to push you in. And, of course, in such circumstances there are going to be those men who take the opportunity to cop a feel. So the solution has long been:

Many women taking the crowded train in Tokyo opt for women-only carriages during the rush hour to avoid gropers.

However, we've also had a little turn up for the books. Apparently the women (very oddly for Japan) are becoming sufficiently assertive that the men are now afraid of being accused of groping. So, the next petition:

Now, for fear of being accused of groping, some are asking for carriages reserved for men as well.

I'm not sure if that's an advance or not.

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