Chinese Airports Now Offer ‘Female-Only’ Lines

Airports in Beijing, Shenzhen, Kunming and Wuhan have now made female-only lines readily available just for women travelers in airport terminals 1, 2 and 3.

Women now do not have to worry about feeling uncomfortable being felt up by a male security guard at the airport.

Beijing International Airport has opened female-only security lanes for women, giving them a sense of leadership as well as safety.

The government believes that women want to avoid being frisked by men. In the women’s lanes, the security guards are all women, according to the New York Times.

The colorful, pink signs in front of terminals 1, 2 and 3 states, female-only security channel” in both English and Chinese.

Female passengers will also now be able to open their luggage freely in front of female security.

Inside contents of their suitcases may include cosmetics and other feminine products.

"We feel more comfortable when out coats and suitcases  are checked by female security inspectors. I think this seems like a VIP service for women," one woman told People Daily Online after her security check.

The capitals of Shenzhen, Kunming and Wuhan have also incorporated “female-only” security check lanes in their airports.

Women who have taken advantage of the airport lanes have noticed that the line moves faster and they are also able to bring their children into the line as well.

In China, women receive less financial income and leadership roles as men, so the fact that they are being given their own lane in accordance to their gender is a step in the right direction towards gender equality.

The airport security lanes have been opened at the Beijing International Airport since this past March. 

Thumbnail/Banner Credits: REUTERS/Jason Lee

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