Funding an Uber App Extension to Include Women-Only Drivers
Organized by: Lisa Jameson
I have been a huge Uber fan since the first day the app was launched. However, some stories about sexual harassment made me think twice about boarding an Uber taxi, and this is the reason why I'm raising funds to get Uber to provide an app update. This update will allow female passengers to demand only women drivers.
Why is this so? I refer to a recent incident where a University of Michigan student was harassed and demanded to perform sex acts to the driver. She had earlier booked an Uber car through the mobile app, and was delighted when the car arrived quickly. Imagine her horror when the driver forced her to have sexual intercourse with him if she did not pay up! Needless to say, she ran out of the car and thankfully escaped the ordeal. It could have been ugly had the driver been more aggressive.
This is why I'm raising funds to ensure Uber implement an app update that allows female passengers to request only female drivers. This is to ensure safety for all women who opt for Uber as their chosen mode of transportation.
Lisa Jameson - App Marketing Consultant