It may sound like the punchline from a Jim Davidson gag, but city bosses have unveiled new extra-large parking spaces for women.

The spaces – dubbed “she-spots” – have been introduced in the South Korean capital Seoul, and are eight inches wider to make it easier to park in them.

They also come complete with shocking pink dividing lines and a pink symbol of a woman, complete with skirt.

Critics have branded them patronising, sexist, and pointless, but the authorities in Seoul say they will also be closer to shops and have better lighting for safety reasons.

So do women really need bigger parking spaces than men?

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