Friday, October 23, 2009

not sure how I feel about this one...

Mexico has figured out one way to curb sexual harassment: Paint taxis pink, equip them with a beauty kit and put a woman behind the wheel.

Catering to female passengers sick of being ogled by lecherous cabbies, the Mexican city of Puelba has launched a fleet of 35 pink cabs driven by women solely for women passengers.

Here are my 2 cents:
Pros: It allows for women to have a place to feel safe. This helps when disgusting male taxi drivers hit on/assault women (who solely want to get from one place to another!) in the taxi. Why not let women take matters into their hands? Go ahead and use the pink taxis! Girl power!

Cons: This does nothing to help the real problem--lewd men who see women as pieces of meat. I can understand why feminists would get upset with this idea. Why not try to get to the root of the problem in Mexican culture? For a man to respect woman's privacy and sense of self? Buuut, this is a problem that just won't go away because most cultures around the world function on this very belief.

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