I took a train with women (and kids) only sections in downtown Dubai today. It wasn’t a new concept for me, we have it in Indonesia for sometime, unfortunately I had never ridden in it before.
If you asked me yesterday, how do I feel about women only carriages, I would either say that I feel indifferent or that it feels a little back dated for current society. But ask me tomorrow and you will get a whole different comment. Riding in the women only carriage I felt much more at ease and comfortable. And for someone who had been squeezed like sardines among random male and female bodies for years during work commute, believe me, I know what I am talking about. I don’t know whether it’s wrong to feel this way, to want to vouch for women only carriages. But personally, if there is an option, I will choose to ride in it. Everyday.
Have you tried riding the train with women only carriages? What’s your opinion about it?