ThisGuy
this-guy
12/6/19
4:52 PM
15

Right?! His whole smug “c’mon ladies, it could be so much worse, quitcher whining” is LITERALLY THE WHOLE GODDAMN PROBLEM, CHAD.* Read more

12/6/19
4:31 PM
15

This. Obviously it’s unrealistic to expect any company to solve this kind of problem completely, but the denial, minimizing and “when you factor in the whole world it’s not THAT many” take is not discouraging this behavior. Hell, you might as well announce that as long as you don’t murder anybody or commit too many Read more

12/6/19
3:54 PM
12

How are vapes not already cancelled? Am I just too old to understand vapes?

12/6/19
3:48 PM
44

The problem here isn’t that sexual assault exists in a taxi service like Uber (though, obviously that *is* a problem), the problem is that they do a terrible job of responding to events of sexual violence on their platform. They have the tools to make Uber much safer than a traditional taxi service (GPS tracking; Read more

12/6/19
3:35 PM
2

Safety is not EVER guaranteed, ANYWHERE. My personal risk assessment would let me feel comfortable with two zeros on that percent. And why the quotes around “tools” Uber is working on to help further reduce these incidents? Those are pretty impressive measures as far as I’m concerned. 

12/6/19
2:27 PM
5

These numbers sound crazy and really high don’t they? No, they don’t. The number of total rides is enormous. Read more

12/6/19
2:17 PM
2

Over 3,000 sexual assaults and 9 murders... so still better than the NYC subway system? 

12/6/19
1:33 PM
35

Agreed...and putting feelings against houseplants?!?! A real Sophie’s choice for this empath plant lover.

12/6/19
1:31 PM
4

It does sound like deflecting, but I mean he isn’t really that wrong tho. Especially in the cases where passengers attacked drivers.

12/6/19
1:20 PM
10

BS. They use the exact same databases for driver screening.

12/6/19
1:16 PM
27

It kind of is a society thing though. The numbers are low enough to be background noise in the grand scheme.

12/6/19
1:15 PM
11

Wow. The same thing happened to my best friend’s cousin’s little brother. 

12/6/19
12:54 PM
22

9 in 2018, 19 in both years studied combine. I apologize for the confusion. The headline has been corrected.

12/6/19
12:48 PM
29

This apple is red. That orange is orange. 

12/6/19
12:31 PM
9

How does this compare to say, the taxi industry?  Perhaps an unpopular opinion, but this really doesn’t feel like a huge number considering the 1.3 billion rides they facilitated.  Also, the half that were reported by the drivers is sort of surprising, but not something you can blame Uber for, right?