Issue: Bandung introduces women-only buses
June 21, Online
Official Bandung bus operator Damri on Tuesday launched two air-conditioned buses that only serve women passengers.
“As of today, [Damri] is operating two buses plying the Cibiru-Kebon Kalapa route from 6:30 a.m. These buses have a female crew,” Damri Bandung chief Sadiyo said Tuesday as quoted by tribunnews.com.
Sadiyo added that at this stage the drivers of the buses were men since his office had not received any applications from women to take on that role.
The women-only buses were introduced in response to a request from Damri passengers, he added.
“Many women passengers complained that they felt uncomfortable traveling on the same buses as men,” he said, adding that this was understandable given Bandung’s religious traditions of separating men and women.
“We will add more [women-only] buses to the fleet should the need arise,” he said.
Does Damri stop women taking other buses with both men and women passengers?
I don’t think so. I think this is good, giving women more choices to take buses for women only or both genders.
But I, as a male, do not like this choice since it means I have less chance to meet woman with good perfume. Men are now always being discriminated.
We are losing the fight.
It’s women’s world guys, from health issues and from custody all the way to leadership of a country. We are losing, time to buck up the trend.
As women feel uncomfortable around men, it shows how sick the society really is. Before, it was never a problem. But since Indonesia is becoming more Islamist, it’s becoming a problem.
This is outrageously unfair. Indonesian must now fight to its last drop of blood for equality.
Indonesia is creeping toward the Islamic state of Indonesia. The government must stop it now.