Women Only Bus In Mexico Combats Harassment

The government of Mexico City began an experiment this week by offering the just-for-women city bus which seeks to protect females against sexual harassment while trying to get around the city. Officials believe about 14% of rapes, sexual harassment, and verbal abuse occur on a bus. According to Susan Navarro, “You have to put up with men wo press against you, try to kiss you, try to grab your purse,”and “no one gives up their seat for pregnant women or mothers with children.” The plan is for an all female bus at least once every half hour during rush time. The bus will cut transportation costs for some women who have been forced to take taxis in order to avoid being bothered by men.

This is one of those ideas which leave you wondering why no one thought about it previously.