GOOD IDEA –
Women only transit. This one is a no brainer. Women are getting groped on the subway, and a lot of women don’t feel comfortable getting in an Uber alone. In fact when we mentioned this yesterday there was a Woman Uber driver who wrote in that said she refuses to drive on Saturday and Friday nights because of the way she gets treated by drunk dudes.
I wouldn’t feel comfortable driving an Uber on drinking nights because of the treatment I’d get from drunk dudes. So I can only imagine how much worse it is when sexual assault becomes primary concern.
Now the knee jerk reaction when this story reared its head a few days a go was “what about male only subways and ubers” really? Really. You want the sausage party car on the Subway, fine. If that’s as far as your scope gets you’re missing the point. Find a person who doesn’t worry about their teenage daughter taking the subway alone. ALL my dad friends worry about their daughters taking transit alone, period.
If there was no demand for this, it wouldn’t be up for consideration. But since people are asking for it that’s a sign of a problem. This isn’t a solution, but if it makes more people feel safe and gets more people jumping on board transit and gets more women home safely how can anyone think that’s a bad thing?