March 20, 2009

Vulnerability

Notice in yesterday's photo of the train station that all the people within view are women. I'm not sure about the two LRT lines because I've rarely used them, but in the MRT, the first set of cars are reserved for women, children and senior citizens. If a child is accompanied by a male guardian, then he can stay there too. When I'm traveling alone, I always stay in those first cars. The sisterhood of women may really just be a dream, but I feel much safer there than in the other cars, especially during rush hour when people are packed like sardines.

inside the MRT

Now, all you CDP bloggers rush on over to the forum and cast your votes for the May theme! Don't forget that you can choose two. And do you have your yellow photo ready? Yellow is the theme for the first of April!

19 comments:

Olga said...

Fascinating!.. it's really nice from the metro administration to take care of women, children & elders... thanks for sharing!

Halcyon said...

Very interesting. In Germany a lot of shops have parking for women close to the stores so they won't have to walk across a lone parking lot at night. I've never heard of separate cars for women (except in Muslim countries), but I think it's a good idea. Although it would be better if there was an end to violence period.

Lois said...

What a wonderful idea! I would probably always ride with the women!

Pam said...

Sisterhood, a very marvelous idea for a club. I'm in! Wonderful post, Hilda. Thanks for the visit. Have a wonderful weekend, you've earned it!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful concept and I do agree about the strenght in sisters! God Bless!

Lisa Wilson said...

I would ride with the women, too, to feel safer in any major city. That's so nice that it's provided! The yellow theme has been somewhat of a challenge for me!

Vogon Poet said...

Oh, no! I have to ride with all the ugly guys like me!

gogouci said...

Genius idea.

Hyde DP said...

I'll be skipping theme day this month as I'll probably be offline for a while though I do have posts scheduled.

Jacob said...

I can remember when no man would stay seated if a woman was standing. That doesn't seem to be true anymore.

That's a nice slice-of-life shot, Hilda.

Mo said...

I'm not sure but I think NY has women only carriages as well. No such thing in London

Marc said...

It must be terrible in the other cars. But I'm glad that you can make use of the safe ones Hilda!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Hilda: You are the best of reminding us of themes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.........

Cezar and Léia said...

Great idea! I want to stay in those first cars too! Lucky Hilda!
Have a great weekend in this beautiful city!
God bless you
Léia

Ursel said...

I remember when I was visiting Mexico City, I saw that as well.
It's a great idea and like you said, worth a lot during rush hour.

magiceye said...

in mumbai our local trains have these exclusive ladies compartments and in addition there are a couple of exclusively ladies trains to accommodate the large number of ladies that commute daily for work! this is to ensure that they have a safe tension free commute from and to work.

JM said...

This is very interesting and the 1st time I read about it. I can imagine myself visiting Manila and making everyone look at me for taking the wrong car... lol!

K said...

This is a wonderful idea. It would definitely make me feel safer in a large city.

PJ said...

I looked at this post the other day and thought what a great idea it was, and how it would never happen in the US.