Are There Such Places As “Women Destinations”?
Published on January 14, 2010
I'm glad to hear that men are able to pick up the book and use it all the same. Sounds like it has provided some insight for all on a country that seems to attract so many women.
Ciao there, from Susan Van Allen, Author of 100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go. Thanks for writing about this topic. It's true what you say--that traveling is empowering to both men and women--in Italy as well as destinations worldwide. With many great reviews coming in for "100 Places In Italy Every Woman Should Go," the only gripe is the title--as men are enjoying it too. I don't want Italy to be labeled as gender specific, I simply felt that this phenomenon of women being so attracted to this country should be explored--and what a joy it has been!
I am absolutely baffled by such things. I'm a woman and I've traveled to 35 countries, and I've visited most of them alone. Yes, little ole' me. I think giving women who do travel special props for going out in the big, scary world alone is just another type of discrimination. Why shouldn't a woman be perfectly capable of traveling alone?
It sounds like this book is furthering the stereotype that Western women are promiscuous and should be treated as such. I've never found a country or location to be gender specific.