Friday, June 10, 2005

Private Cabs for Women

Private enterprise steps up to provide more safety than the British police can supply: Women in Britain can now take a "Pink Ladies" cab and be guaranteed a woman driver. The only problem I can see with this is the requirement that all fares be on a subscriber basis (this is apparently necessary to avoid infringing British antidiscrimination laws). Perhaps the cab drivers will be able to process new subscriptions in the cabs to encourage new members; this would require only a credit card swipe and a modem connection to the dispatch/records office. (Via Feministing)

All this reminds me of the segregated subway cars in Japan.

My reading for the day: The Screwfly Solution. Creepy stuff. I do love Tiptree.
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