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Can you select the gender of the operator?

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AnonymousRider
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 Posted 7 months, 3 weeks ago

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    momof4
    6772 Rider Driver
     7 months ago

    I think you should be able to. I have had a few riders who are happy to see a woman driver. I even had a male who said he would rather have a woman because a male driver may be able to over power a male rider. Some of these young girls pass out from drinking. Some are so drunk that a male driver could do something and she probably wouldnt remember. If these women who got raped had a female than the rape would've never happened. Young women tell me all the time some of their male drivers hit on them  some are just creepy make them feel uncomfortable. One young woman said her driver bought her cigs alcohol, and tried to kiss her after ride was over. Women tend not to be criminals, rapist, etc. I would think they wouldnt be hitting on male passengers to the point that the msle rider is uncomfortable. Unfortunately these women who have had these issues dont report driver because they are afraid he will come back to their house. 

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      CharlieLazie
       7 months ago

      The thing is it isn't that difficult for Uber to implement this feature on their app. Add it to the preference.  Or just call it UberFemale and offer it as a new service. 

      It must be liability, insurance and laws against discrimination that're stopping them from doing it. 

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        KumarBengi
        Rider
         7 months ago

        If this happened, all female drivers would be busy 100% of the time. Not saying hats wrong, but if they implemented surge on UberFemale, those female drivers would cost 10x at all times.  

        Yeah, discrimination wil be an issue. You are discriminating against male drivers on how more work goes to females and against female riders who may need to pay more or have the service be more scarce. 

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    RedANT
    904 Driver
     7 months ago

    Please don't get me wrong, I absolutely support the idea, however, looking back over  the past several decades, everytime people were given "preference" due to their sex, i.e. ladies night, etc., there has always  been a disgruntled guy crying that he's been unfairly discriminated against.  In an industry dominated by men, I just don't think this is a realistically sustainable option.

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      BiggestBallOfYawn
      Rider
       2 weeks ago

      Couldn't agree more.

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      DFosterG11
      172
       7 months ago

      Gosh, ain't that the truth.  My thought exactly.  Too much discrimination will occur.  or many will be accused of it.

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    RedANT
    904 Driver
     7 months ago

    Being able to choose only female drivers would do nothing but give us non stop pings from creepers who would just stare or be weird.  No thanks. 

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      LCarpenter
      219 Rider Driver
       7 months ago

      Being flooded with pings isn't necessarily a bad thing, right? More money!   I mean, it won't just be creepers and weirdos.  It can even be females looking for safe rides.

      Heck, they should employ surge on it too for being in such high demand.  Just constant 3x surcharge ALL the time.  Talk about promoting more females to drive...

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    RedANT
    904 Driver
     7 months ago

    No. 

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    Bigfrank
    324 Driver Driver Rider
     5 months ago

    Maybe you would like a Crossdresser to drive you. 

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    B-girlAnderson11
     7 months ago

    It'd be too easy for predators.