Let me set the picture. It's been a long night out with friends and the lights just came on at the bar. It's my cue to leave. I hop in a taxi, a male driver (a given) is trying to make idle small talk and glancing in his mirror at me while I'm taking a picture of his ID and texting it to my mom. You know in case I don't make it out of this car, the police can start their search with this guy. I never tell them my real address. When I get out I walk slow, wait for the car to leave, then run up the block to my real house. Safe. Taxis shouldn't be that complicated right?
Well according to recent STATS, over 6,000 women have reported sexual harassment and assault from uber drivers in the recent years. And those are only the ones reported! Unsurprising, yet still disappointing, since only 5% of uber drivers are female. Oh and side note, only 1% of yellow cabs are driven by women. But now, thanks to the brain of Stella Mateo, there is finally a stress free way for women to travel around the NYC, Long Island, and Westchester! SheRide will debut in September and will be an all female taxi service. This means only females will work there and only females will be allowed to use the service. It works exactly the same as uber, except you know, without the constant threat of sexual assault! What do you guys think about this new service!?