SheTaxis is a cab-booking app for women only

SheTaxis is a cab-booking app for women only
Come September 16th, there will be a new app and service to rival the likes of Lyft and Uber. Yup, yet another taxi-booking app, but wait – there's a twist.

Dubbed SheTaxis, the new service will allow female passengers to book taxi rides with female drivers exclusively. The drivers that work with the service will wear pink pashmina scarves as identification.

Stella Mateo, creator of SheTaxis, says that the app will help female passengers who prefer to ride with same-sex individuals, or just find it uncomfortable to ride with a male driver; at the same time it will assist female drivers to join an industry, which is currently still predominated by men.

The service will launch in New York City first, though it will be called SheRides there, since the city's regulations do not allow the word "taxi" in the name, and the app will initially only be available for iOS. An Android version has been promised, though no timeframe has been set.

What do you think of this app? Does it solve an issue that doesn't exist? Or is having a male taxi-driver becoming another growing First World problem?

source: TheNewYorkTimes via Digital Trends

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21 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"...says that the app will help female passengers who prefer to ride with same-sex individuals, or just find it uncomfortable to ride with a male driver" It's simple, either stay at home or don't find a boyfriend and go lesbian.

11. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

lol .... go lesi'

21. steedsofwar unregistered

Sounds like 'medieval' segregation according to sharia law- err i meant secular law. Never mind, let's blame those moozlims

2. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

SheRides? oh yes she does. on a serious note, why don't feminists just go live on Saturn? it's about time stupidity is punishable by law.

4. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Feminist, the regular kind who fight for gender equality are usually fine. The extremist, the Feminazis who think women should rule the world and men should bow at their feet are the problem.

7. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

true, i was referring to the feminazis (lmao never seen a better description). i know plenty of the regular feminists, you know the ones with brains, and even they would feel ashamed of this service.

14. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I personally applaud this new service. I know many women that live in New York and they all have their fair share of skeevy taxi stories as well as in the subway. If it provides a service and makes money them who cares. It's not attacking or hindering men in any way.

19. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Even the regular kind are becoming insufferable. I have to deal with their bullcrap constantly when it comes to auto and motorcycle racing. I have to keep pointing out to them that most of the racers got on track with less experience than what I had to go through. The lame response is that there are very few women representing... which is totally false. So no, we're supposed to be in the year 2014, what happened in the past stays there so their games really shouldn't screw me over. /rant. Then there's the physically demanding labor that I faced double standards on because they need to make quota.

3. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Money well wasted. Misandry at its finest.

5. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

could you imagine the consequences of a man-only cab? dear God, all our balls would be spiked on our city gates.

18. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

True that.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

That's fuc*ing sexist. :)

8. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I honestly can see this used as a predatory tool. The individual is probably alone, intimidated by men, and they're telling you exactly where to pick them up at. If the app/service is insecure then I can see creeps taking advantage of the service.

9. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Sounds like escort service

10. gazmatic

Posts: 822; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

It this was male only you would have tumbler feminazis screaming their head off and pulling out their people hair

15. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

yep, but it's perfectly OK if it's women! Sexism at it's finest. I'll say though, I'm totally in favor of equality - sex, religion, race.. treat everyone equal.

12. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Hey, this is perfect for Darkkjedddiiii, now he can safely get around town when he's not driving that metro bus.

13. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

THE BUUUURRNNNN!!!!! :O

16. TruthSpeaker unregistered

As stated above this is feminazi double standards. But not to worry, the multiple companies that have done this before all end up the same. Collapsing because of infighting and a lack of organisation, mmm, maybe they need men after all. Remember men, "biology trumps ideology"

17. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

That is sexist and discriminatory. I hope someone quickly gets the ACLU to file a lawsuit against their illegal practices. BTW just because it is "by women for women only", "by blacks for blacks only ", "by gays for gays only" does not make it legal. Just try to market something exclusively for whites, men, or straights and see how far you go before the DOJ, Gloria Allred, or someother criminal/clown drags you off to court.

20. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Just like Google and Yahoo paying for women to receive education in programming because they want to make a quota of sorts. Why the f*ck should I pay for my schooling then when they get theirs paid for and may have a job waiting for them due to affirmative action. They want equality then they should fork over the money IF they want to be in that field in the first place. No one is holding them back.

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