In the past I have looked at women-only carriages, but this time I present a survey from iShare looking at train groping and men-only carriages.
Between the 10th and 15th of July 2009 543 members of the CLUB BBQ free email forwarding service completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 57.5% of the sample were male, 33.3% were in their twenties, 31.5% in their thirties, and 35.2% in their forties.
I’m not in favour of men-only carriages (although I strongly support women-only) as I’m not really sure they’d change anything; I’d love to know why people wanted them, as surely it cannot just be due to the fear of being misidentified as a groper.
For a sillier look at train segregation, here’s a ranking survey I translated previously.
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Q1: Do you currently commute by train? (Sample size=543)
Q2: In packed trains, do you think men should take care not to be misidentified as a groper? (Sample size=543)
|Yes (to SQ)||82.7%||80.1%||86.1%|
Q2SQ: In packed trains, what do you think men should take care to do in order not to be misidentified as a groper? (Sample size=449, multiple answer)
|Keep both hands in an easy-to-see place||82.2%||83.2%||80.9%|
|Don’t get close to women||52.6%||54.0%||50.8%|
|Put luggage on the rack||11.8%||9.2%||15.1%|
|Don’t stand close to the doors||8.9%||6.8%||11.6%|
|Let people around you know before you move||7.6%||6.4%||9.0%|
Q3: Do you think women-only carriages are needed? (Sample size=543)
|Can’t say either way||29.5%||27.6%||32.0%|
Q4: Seibu Railway’s holding company recently put the question of introducing men-only carriages to their shareholders, but the resolution failed. Do you think men-only carriages are needed? (Sample size=543)
|Can’t say either way||35.9%||30.8%||42.9%|