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« on: February 25, 2008, 08:29:56 AM »

I know this is random but the thought just now raced across my brain. Why have I never, ever, in any country (and I've been in a few) nor in any movie, ever seen a female taxi driver?
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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 11:09:24 AM »

I've seen a few here in Norway. It's probably a dangerous job for a female though.
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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 12:37:41 PM »

Well, the most obvious answer is that many consider them the weaker sex and thus easy prey for assault and robbery.  Clearly they don't know the same women I do. slywink
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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008, 01:26:17 PM »

Apparently you've never seen DC Cab with Marsha Warfield.

Also, I've been in cabs in San Francisco, CA and Charleston, SC driven by women.

However, every cab I've been in in France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Isreal, & Egypt were all driven by men.
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 02:45:26 PM »

Because they prefer to be strippers, sorry, "exotic dancers".
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 03:44:21 PM »

Quote from: TK-421 on February 25, 2008, 01:26:17 PM

Apparently you've never seen DC Cab with Marsha Warfield.

yeah, but she also had Mr. T backing her up.  You just don't mess with the T and his peeps.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008, 05:48:33 PM »

I've seen quite a few up here in Canada.  Certainly not the majority, but they're common enough.

My only other thought is that in most larger cities, the majority of cab drivers tend to be new immigrants.  I wonder if there might be some cultural factors at play, where the male is expected to work while the female remains at home with the family.  Most of the female cab drivers I've seen are white women in smaller cities where the majority of cab drivers are white as well.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2008, 10:51:21 PM »

There is a female cab drive on Taxi Cab confessions, the HBO series.
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2008, 02:01:40 AM »

Hmm, yeah, now that you mention it I've only ever seen 1 female cabbie my whole life in Ontario, Canada.
And that was over 15 years ago. Interesting...
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2008, 02:52:21 AM »

Come on, we all know women can't drive!! Who in Gods name would want to get into a cab with one!?  ninja
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 06:33:59 AM »

Cuz they TALK TOO MUCH  icon_twisted
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 06:35:37 AM »

why aren't there any female taxi drivers?

'cause they're all busy fucking Matt Damon!
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