March 7, 2016

"Uber hits back at claims of thousands of rape and sexual assault complaints."

"Company says customer-service tickets including 'rape' often involve misspellings of 'rate' and customers claiming 'you raped my wallet.'"

ADDED: In somewhat related news: "NYC’s ‘sex spa’ is grossing people out."
The Spa Castle in Queens is billed as a sprawling, 22-pool Disneyland of soaks and steams.... The wading pool is where much of the action occurs. It’s heated and equipped with underwater jets and a swim-up bar....

23 comments:

Saint Croix said...

Leftists hate Uber.

Leftists are quite willing to lie about rape. It doesn't seem to bother them at all.

madAsHell said...

I've used Uber, and have never felt uncomfortable with the driver. It is my sense that some of these guys pool their money to buy a nice vehicle, and then keep the thing running 24 hours a day. I love the smell of capitalism in the morning!!

MadisonMan said...

How many union cabbies have raped? We'll never know.

traditionalguy said...

Slandering Uber as The Fuck Truck from Hell sounds like more info issued by the Cruz Campaign.

MadisonMan said...

ADDED: In somewhat related news: "NYC’s ‘sex spa’ is grossing people out."

As the article is written, for good reason. I can't think publicity will boost the number of 'respectable' clientele -- by that I mean those not engaging in sexual acts. (Using 'respectable' there makes me seem puritanical).

tim maguire said...

The Spa Castle is awesome if you like Korean Spas (which I do). I've never witnessed a sex act there, maybe because I went during the day.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I remember reading, way back when, a magazine article about some sex club in NYC [Plato's Retreat?] where a man couldn't join unless he had a big dick, defined as 7 inches or more.

Make of that what you will.

jr565 said...

Rape culture at Uber!

Titus said...

I have had sex in a cab and uber and have had sex with a cab driver and uber driver.

I am exclusive to uber now.

My building has a designated uber driver-his name is Mohammed.

sydney said...

I am skeptical. Would Uber be as popular as it is if there were real rapes happening in large numbers? Would you report a rape on a rating app instead of going to the police? After all, you have their license number, right?

mccullough said...

Leftists don't hate über. It's popular in all the large cities and it's not blacks who are using it. It's progressive whites.

Uber itself is progressive. It prohibits über drivers from carrying guns even after one of its drivers shot a thug shooting at other people.

Bob Ellison said...

MadisonMan said...

How many union cabbies have raped? We'll never know.

Brando said...

Logically speaking Uber should be far safer than a cab--you have a record of who picked up whom, and no physical money is exchanged in the cab. Seems safer for drivers and passengers, while in cabs you may not be able to determine who you're giving a ride to or who is giving you a ride (with maybe a fake or hidden license).

This whole imbroglio about an epidemic of rapes in Ubers should be compared with similar crimes in cabs or even via hitchhiking, as those are the alternatives to taking Uber. At least if someone does disappear after getting into an Uber, the driver can be identified and checked out.

damikesc said...

I am skeptical. Would Uber be as popular as it is if there were real rapes happening in large numbers? Would you report a rape on a rating app instead of going to the police? After all, you have their license number, right?

My identical argument to college rape claims. If a restaurant has .01% of their clientele getting really bad food poisoning in a month, nobody would go there and they'd cease to exist.

But Uber and college ---- yeah, rape away.

Henry said...

The bumpers gently kissed.

n.n said...

Press "two" for English.

holdfast said...

FWIW, passengers are raped by drivers of "conventional" cabs too. Not a lot, but it does happen. The question then, does it happen more or less with the Uber/Lyft model than with the conventional cab companies. Presumably the police would have the relevant stats. If Uber does have a disproportionate problem, then they'll have to take steps. My gut tells me it is not a widespread problem, or there would have been more specific reports.

tim in vermont said...

If rape is such a huge issue on campus, there should be undercover policewomen able to take these cases to court and get these guys put in prison where they would belong, if these rapes were actually happening...

John A said...

I cannot use Uber or Lyft because I have an ancient (over ten years old)
flip phone which, as far as I know, does not support "new" applications*. Otherwise I might well use them. As to the claims of large numbers of rapes, I refer to the 20% number of campus rapes - bogus.
Similarly the Spa Castle doubtless gets noisier than common in the neighborhood, but I await actual police cases prosecuted.

* About two months a fellow saw me using my old phone and asked where he could get one. For several years, his family has given him the latest iPhone. Then sends him text messages, despite knowing he is severely dyslexic and cannot read... I think he can ask his provider to strip text capability, at least for incoming.

Curious George said...

"Bob Ellison said...
MadisonMan said...

How many union cabbies have raped? We'll never know."

I do know how many bathe on a regular basis. None.

Char Char Binks said...

I'd say Uber charges a reasonable fare for rape.

Laslo Spatula said...

"You called for the ride?"

"You're my Uber driver?"

"Sure, yeah."

"I thought Uber drivers drove nice modern cars. Clean cars."

"My 'modern' car is, uh, in the shop. Some computer doohickey thing. What we have HERE is my ol' dependable White Van With No Windows In The Back."

"I gotta say: it's kinda creepy."

"That's probably because I just finished driving an old lady to her Church Bingo. You're just sensing the Old Lady Smell."

"I don't think that's it..."

"Oh, that's it alright. It's okay, though -- I have Febreze. It's Hawaiian Aloha scent -- good stuff. Have you ever been to Hawaii?"

"You know, I think I might call a friend for a ride, instead..."

"Oh, relax: I'll be your friend. We can be two friends, taking a ride in a van, listening to some Pablo Cruise."

"Who?"

"You don't know who Pablo Cruise were? You know:
'Oh, but it's all right once you get past the pain
You'll learn to find your love again
So keep your heart open
'Cause love will find a way
Love will find a way, love will find a way...'"

"I don't know what that is."

That's it: you MUST get in the Van. It's time you got you some Pablo."

"I think I'm going to go back into the restaurant...."

"Is it me? It's me, isn't it?"

"No, no: I'm sure you're fine, really..."

"I mean, it's not like I'm going to tie you up in the back and put an orange-ball gag in your mouth: I'm not some kind of freak..."

"That's not what I meant --"

"Because -- you know -- maybe now I WANT to put an orange-ball gag in your mouth, and make you wear a blue wig while I do my Dance. Are you wearing panties?"

"You know, you ARE a fucking freak -- I'm leaving."

"Oh, I get it: you're not wearing panties. You're a naughty, naughty no-panties girl..."

"Fuck off!"

Ohhhh: 'no-panties-Girl has a naughty mouth! You're just lucky that I saw that guy in the restaurant writing down my license plate number..."

I am Laslo.

damikesc said...

Also, I still love the claims that cabbies are biased against blacks...when almost no cabbies are white any longer.