South Korea’s Wider Parking Areas for Girls: Neither New Nor Wider

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How old can news be?

The reality of the news business these days is that if you are website, you have to move fast and attract as many eyeballs (read: clicks) as possible. The result is that sometimes the articles we read and share are not as accurate as they should, and sometimes they are just plain old — like five years old.

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Take the case of the outrageous, sexist, women-only parking spots in Seoul, South Korea. You might have seen this story breathlessly covered in the past few days on the Today Show, The Huffington Post UK, The New York Daily News, the Daily Mail, The Independent, and Fusion, among many, many others. A search on Google News turns up more than 15,000 hits Read more…

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