"I'll turn the app off; we can just talk," and other pick-up lines that never have and never will work.

Talking to Jane Gilmore at Fairfax about sexism and Shebah

By Georgina McEncroe Fri, Sep 22nd, 2017

George talks sexism and Shebah in the SMH

Do any of these sleazy lines ring a bell?

“Who’s waiting for you at home?”

“Do you have a boyfriend?”

“I like your skirt.”

“I’ll turn the app off; we can just talk.”

A few months ago, Jane Gilmore wrote a great article about George and Shebah for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald in which she details some of the creepiness women are subjected to in cabs and Ubers.

 

One young girl told Daily Life about a driver who didn’t say anything the entire trip, but every time he looked at her, he licked his lips, then he started rubbing his crotch. “I didn’t want to make a complaint” she said, “he knows where I live”.

Read more about the problem and George’s response to the critics who say “a women’s only service could create more victim blaming” in Daily Life.

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