Eeyore and Grace are right, it’s not about men, but about male Muslims and the warped 7th century culture they bring with them into a 21st century country.
The problem isn’t men, its Muslims. The non-case for women-only-taxis
By Eeyore and Grace for Vladtepesblog Feb 19 2012
A St. John, New Brunswick entrepeneur has decided to study the merits of an all female, small fleet of cabs to chauffeur women around the city. Dave Barnes said he is in the process of researching the idea and wants to know if women in Saint John would use the service. The Saint John businessman said the service would offer “some women a greater sense of security”, particularly those who have had unpleasant experiences with male drivers.
“They’ve all had stories about getting into taxis and having an, ‘Oh my God’ moment as soon as they close the door, ‘Perhaps I shouldn’t have gotten in with this guy,’” Barnes said.
“I know that there are some women who feel uncomfortable getting in a cab with a man,” Barnes added. Barnes said the idea has caught on in Europe and he thinks it could work in Saint John. ”In Europe, they’re springing up all over the place,” he said. ”And they’re having a great deal of success in particular with the growing Muslim community, and I think that’s a target market for me here”.
At this point it really needs to be said, that in a frighteningly, although not surprisingly, disproportionate number of cases, cab-driver harassment and rape of passengers are by Muslim cab drivers. As Islam is an ideology, culture and basis for decisions, it clearly has a profound influence on a persons behavior. (To point this out is not racism no matter what the ‘charter of rights’ may say as Islam is a voluntary system of beliefs not a race)
So here’s my ‘Oh my God’ moment. I don’t believe for a moment this initiative has anything to do with providing women a greater sense of security in any Canadian taxi cab. Most likely it has everything to do with satisfying imported sharia standards into the nation coming from Muslims who create a problem by which Islamic law is the only solution. We’ve seen this demanded before regarding the removal of face coverings at airports and voting booths by which a female only employee is to identify a muslimah in a separate space away from men.