Swedish Minister: Reducing Car Numbers a ‘Gender Equality Issue’ as They’re ‘Driven Mostly by Men’

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'Sweden’s environment minister has said reducing car numbers is a feminist issue as well as a matter of meeting carbon emissions targets, saying male drivers occupy space in Swedish cities ‘at women’s expense’.
Lamenting that urban planning committees have ‘put the car on a pedestal’ in the last 50 years, Karolina Skog insisted it’s vital that cities find ways to reduce the number of cars on the road.

“The car is a flexible mode of transport, and people find it nice to travel around in their own bubble,” the minister told Göteborgs-Posten. “But the main drawback is that they’re ineffective.

“A normal car in Sweden stands still for 97 per cent of its lifetime and for every car there are eight parking spaces and many miles of road. You can’t call that effective.”'

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Or maybe, bicycle. Well that won't work for people with arthritis in the leg joints but still, it'll work for most people... unless they're really old or in bad health or something else.

Of course bikes are inefficient too. But they stay unused for a smaller percentage of time simply because it takes bloody forever to get anywhere on the damned things.

If we don't allow men to drive anywhere, THAT will solve the problem.

Yeah, that's it. That's the ticket!

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