another rape

A young woman was raped in Delhi by the driver of the cab she had rented to drive her back from a party. To be on the safe side she had chosen a cab from a supposedly reputed company. Her prudence did not pay off as the billion dollar company failed to meet the basic safety requirements it promised. The driver in question was found to be a repeat offender! In the US the company boasts of a three-step screening we’ve developed across the United States, which includes county, federal and multi-state checks, has set a new standard. These checks go back 7 years. We apply this comprehensive and new industry standard consistently across all Uber products. Seems like they failed to state that the screening was not of the same standard for third world countries.

A petition has been started and has over 5000 signatures already. Good for them but I cannot but compare the situation to our petition that was started a few days ago, after the heinous rape of a six month baby. As I write these words our petition only has 143 supporters.

Children do not matter, and six months old matter even less.

Such is our world.