A lot of gender segregation in western countries is being driven by feminists who state that they often feel threatened by men, sometimes merely by their presence. Women continue to form many women-only organisations in western countries (such as gyms). Other segregated areas include women-only hotel floors and hotels This is a growing trend. There are a few hotels around the world that advertise as male-only although it is unlikely that this is enforced in western nations.
Women only restaurants are becoming common too.
There is even a Lesbian-only cemetery in Germany.
Jessica Valenti, a well known feminist blogger, has explicitly proposed gender segregation on public transport. Some countries are already doing it. There are women-only bus seats in Switzerland. There are women-only train carriages in Malaysia, Germany and other countries. There has even been a proposal for women-only seating sections on aircraft.
New York City has a women-only taxi service. Although they have apparently had trouble finding sufficient female drivers. A similar service has been proposed for Melbourne, Australia, and is in use elsewhere.
There are women-only police stations in Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, Peru and India. Australian academics have been studying the Argentinian model with a view to the introduction of women-only police stations in Australia.
The US has a growing number of female-only co-working spaces.
Some public spaces in Australia have women-only seating.
Sweden recently has a music concert that was non-men
A women-only market has recently opened in London.
Feminists assert that men dominate in conversations with women and interrupt women more than women interrupt men in conversation. This notion is in dispute but if it is believed by women to be true then it may follow that women would prefer to talk to other women than men, which would further support the notion that women may naturally wish to increase gender segregation.
- Women only trains and transport. How they work around the world.
- Chariot for Women
- Sandman on Women-only restaurants