And, IMO, it’s not even a sincere question. Hey, how about this instead?
“Should women consider uninstalling Uber?”
Something like that would have a better chance of NOT being dismissed as a straw dog.
Anyway, I’ll bet you that there are some PR people at UBER who might not exactly approve of this straw dog headline.
Having said that, I know what the answer is, without even looking at the bit, because UBER is the kind of place what “partners” with our local Gannett CorpoBlog.
So that’s why it’s funny.
[UPDATE: Whoo, well, I might have skipped through a few grafs there, but I just read the bit and here you go:
"For the record, I’m not suggesting that anyone uninstall Uber."
So, the insincere question is answered with no, women should NOT uninstall Uber. So, the longstanding "partnerings" betwixt Uber and TBI are free to continue. Whew!
And actually the whole bit was more about the sexy Lyon, France marketing stunt gone wrong as opposed to physical assaults, so that surprised me.
But this is fucking appalling:
"There have been a few incidents lately where Uber drivers have harassed their female passengers..."
Uh, abductions DO NOT EQUAL "harassment," right? Uber drivers "harass" women each and every day, right? But didn't these allegations relate to something like kidnapping and false imprisonment? I think so. Minimize that all you want, Gannett Co Inc. Feel free. And also feel to take your Women's Studies major and ... whoops, calm blue ocean, calm blue ocean. Well, keep them coming, TBI. Keep them coming until your Virginia-based overseers ship your Page Street clubhouse on down to LA, reclaimed wood and all...]