September 17, 2009

“Sometimes they just stare at you”

And that is the least of the problems women commuters in trains and buses of India have to often endure. But since we, as a nation, cannot seem to change our sexist attitudes and behavior, we have to seek alternative measures to curb this - like running special ladies-only trains.

© Chiara Goia for The New York Times
Elsewhere, Japan has its own problems to deal with when it comes to public transportation!
Tokyo police have begun a week-long crackdown against the twice-daily scourge of gropers on commuter trains.
A Japanese rail operator said Thursday it is installing blue mood-lighting in its stations in a bid to stop people committing suicide on the tracks of a busy Tokyo line.
And so it goes....

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