The mall also has assigned employees to help direct female drivers into
the parking spot and keep male motorists out.
So far, it seems female customers are on board.
"I’ve been to that shopping mall and I can park my car easily in just
one try," said a woman who just got her license.
"I can easily open my door and there’s room for a shopping cart," a
customer posted on the mall’s WeChat account.
"The pink makes me feel like a teenage girl again," said another
But many online saw the spaces as reinforcing a tired negative
"This is just showing contempt for women drivers" wrote Baise Refeng.
This is not the first time women-only parking spaces have driven
Internet traffic. A Dalian shopping center saw mixed reviews for its
similar parking spots in 2014. The city of Hangzhou also offered the
same extra-large spaces at a highway rest area in May.