China Offers Airport Security for Women, and Their Makeup
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"The government’s rationale is that women want to avoid being frisked by men. In the women’s lanes, the security guards are all women. Women also carry bags of personal cosmetics that need to be opened and inspected, requiring greater scrutiny, one security guard told state media. The implication is that they are slowing down other (male) travelers with less fussy baggage."
"Plenty of women have no objection to the separate treatment at the airport, though; they say the segregated lines move faster than the unisex ones. In fact, when a state-run bus company in the eastern city of Zhengzhou recently introduced a women-only bus at rush hour to cut down on groping, the complaints came mainly from men who had to wait for the next bus."
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