Newton, Andrew D. (2016) Why we shouldn’t dismiss the idea of women-only carriages. The Conversation. ISSN 2044-5032

After Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn raised the idea of women-only carriages on trains the idea has been variously described as a “backward step for women”, or “another form of victim blaming”, and even compared to apartheid. The harassment women experience in public spaces and what to do about it is a highly emotive subject, so why dismiss the idea outright?

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