According to the Economist (via The Hub), the demand for female-only cabs is outstripping demand, causing SheTaxi to "decelerate" its launch in New York City. "Founder Stella Mateo says it is for women who 'are nervous and weary of getting into cars driven by men' (like the one recently victimized by an Uber driver) or 'those whose religious beliefs forbid them to travel with unrelated men.'"
SheTaxi will only hire women...and it's just a matter of time before someone cries discrimination. Tim Manners suggests that a possible defence will be that this service is in the public interest, not unlike all-women colleges.
But, an all-men taxi service? A respite from political correctness as we race from appointment to appointment? A safe haven for men to scratch, fart, belch and tell dirty jokes?
Yeah...it's a cool idea...until somebody cries discrimination.