- A young South African woman recently headed online to share a post about her first time driving in a taxi with a female driver
- In her post, she expresses how happy she was to see a female in a male-dominated field
- Many people joined her in marvelling over the woman taxi driver and expressed their excitement at seeing more in the future
A young South African woman, Tshego Monnapula Maphisa recently headed to Facebook's ImStaying group to share an inspirational post about her first time driving in a taxi with a female driver.
"Today I got into this taxi and the person driving it was a woman.. so I'm deciding to #Stay because I am inspired to see that women are now becoming more involved in fields where you'd mostly find men #Imbokodo #Inspired," she wrote.
Many Stayers wholeheartedly agreed and were soon in the comment section sharing their thoughts on having a woman behind the wheel in taxis. Read a few of their interesting comments below:
Judy Springer said:
"Girl power. Can only be good ✌️"
Vuyelwa Xola said:
"Good for her, I'm always inspired when I see a lady driving a taxi, imbhokodo,doing it for their kids"
Pat Branford said:
Rosemary Mathebula said
"Bravo. Forward with WOMEN involvement"
Tammy Letitia Jansen said:
"I've been a private taxi driver for 16 years, I love my job. We are strong and must never be underestimated.#yougogirl"
Lolly Govender said:
"WE ARE SUPERWOMEN! GOD'S FAVOURITE* WE CAN DO ANYTHING!"
In similar inspiring Briefly News reports, some professions are regarded as being for a particular gender but times have changed and women can now be found doing even ‘manly’ professions. It has become the accepted stereotype that public buses in Lagos state are to be driven by men due to the hazards they face while on the job.
However, some women have now taken over the mantle as they perform their duties as bus drivers just as well as any man. A man identified as Zaddy Yo (@el_treaph_) on Twitter has taken to the microblogging site to celebrate hardworking women after he spotted a female danfo driver for the first time in Lagos.
He shared snaps from the encounter as he revealed that he wished he had taken more. In his caption, he wrote: “First time I saw a woman driving a Danfo ,I wish I got a better SHOT."
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