Ridesharing While Female: The Unacknowledged Consequences of Getting In A Stranger’s Car

There used to be two axioms of personal safety we all took for granted: don’t get into cars with strangers, and don’t meet people from the internet. It seemed pretty straightforward; you don’t know people’s intentions, and a stranger is a stranger is a stranger, regardless of how they may present themselves. It was a simple precaution for personal safety in an age where we were all far less connected – and as a result, far less trusting.