In the past few years ride-sharing apps have become part of the day to day for many people. With the increased use of this technology, it has unfortunately opened the door for sexual predators to prey on individuals more easily.
Sexual assault may come in different forms as it refers to sexual contact by another without
According to RAINN forms of sexual assault include: Attempted rape, fondling or unwanted sexual touching, forcing victim to perform sexual acts or penetration of the victim's body, also known as rape
Sometimes it can be MONTHS or YEARS before a survivor
is ready to come forward and report what happened. It is important to know that it is NEVER the victims fault. More times than not
victims blames themselves or are convinced it is there fault.
During trauma a victim may often "freeze" and it may be incorrectly read as consent. The inability to say no is NOT consent.
The Washington Post reports both companies, the problem appeared to grow worse by year... Uber logged 3,045 reports of sexual assault in 2018, the latest full year covered in its report. Lyft logged 1,807 reports in 2019, the latest year in its report.
Newsweek reports that "Some of these drivers are so bold in what they do, and think they can do. It can't be their first time."
NPR says "The ride-hailing companies have come under increasing scrutiny over safety issues, especially sexual assaults."
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