#SMDH Cologne: 'Safe zone' for women planned ahead of city's carnival | via @Telegraph https://t.co/wMbpd9auieAdorable. They're hedging on stodgy Victorian values like protecting their women but still half-assing it. @ktcat https://t.co/kQwYA5oSaj— D-Shifty (@deanriehm) January 26, 2016
— DinahLord (@DinahLord) January 26, 2016
Authorities in the German city of Cologne are to set up a “safe zone” for women during the annual carnival which begins next week, to avoid a repeat of the New Year sex attacks on women...Awesome. If you're a woman. just be sure to stay inside the secured perimeter. Of Cologne. One of the oldest cities in a first-world nation. A nation that's not at war.
There are concerns the large crowds could leave women vulnerable to the sort of attacks seen on New Year’s Eve, when police were heavily outnumbered.
Two areas for questions.
- Is this permanent? In the coming months, will there be handy maps put on the street corners letting women know where they can and cannot go? Wouldn't it just be easier for women to start wearing hijabs so they can go anywhere in the city? How is this different from total capitulation to the Muslims?
- Just what, pray tell, can be expected during "Carnival" outside of these "Safe Spaces?" All I can think of is the old Star Trek episode, Return of the Archons and "Festival." Something like this: