Singaporean lady proposes female-only carriages in MRT trains
Posted by temasektimes on October 17, 2012
She shared a scene she witnessed in a MRT train on the way to work:
“I was taking a train on the East-West Line on my way to work at 8.20am on Monday, and as usual, the train carriages were packed. I was disturbed by the sight of a middle-aged man who had pushed his way into the crowded train, and whose body was pressed against the chest of a pubescent schoolgirl who looked to be about 12 years old.”
Ms Pek said the incident highlights the harassment that crowded trains pose to females:
“I am concerned that other females, including myself, will one day be caught in the same predicament.”
She urged the train authorities to emulate the example of Japan to introduce female-only carriages to prevent such incidents from happening.