Uber headlines: Women who drive for Uber and Lyft are being left to fend for themselves

From The Verge:

Warning: this story contains descriptions of sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing.

For this story, last names have been omitted to protect the identities of these women and in some cases, the names have been changed for privacy reasons.

Tara, a former elementary school English teacher who lives in Charleston, South Carolina, had been driving for Uber for about two years when she had her first distressing experience with a customer. Late one night, several years ago, she picked up a male passenger outside of a bar. A few minutes into the ride, the man suddenly unzipped his pants and exposed himself to her.

Tara said that she reported the passenger to Uber. The rideshare company assured her that she would not be paired with that rider again, but said nothing about his ability to use the app in the future.

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