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Ex-Uber employee shares harrowing tale of sexism at the company

Ex-Uber employee shares harrowing tale of sexism at the company According to an essay by a former Uber engineer, the company has a big problem with sexism in the workplace.In response, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said in a statement Sunday evening he had instructed the company's new chief human resources officer to conduct "an urgent investigation" into the allegations.

Don't want to use Uber? Waze Carpool expands to other cities.

Don't want to use Uber? Waze Carpool expands to other cities. Thanks to the allegations of sexual harassment rocking top competitor Uber, it may actually stand a chance.Unlike Uber, Waze charges riders a flat $.

Users get message about Susan Fowler when trying to delete Uber

Users get message about Susan Fowler when trying to delete Uber Some Uber users trying to delete the app are getting a notification from the company specifically mentioning the allegations of sexual harassment detailed over the weekend in a blog post by former employee Susan Fowler Rigetti.A screenshot of one such interaction, confirmed to Mashable as authentic by an Uber spokesperson, demonstrates the lengths to which the company is going to assure fleeing customers that "what [Fowler] describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in.

Fujifilm under fire for sexist camera demo featuring topless female model

Fujifilm under fire for sexist camera demo featuring topless female model Photographer Danny North — who attended the demo of the £6,000 ($7,445) camera  — took to Twitter to express his anger and disappointment at the brand.He also stated that the "forward-thinking" camera company chose to showcase its camera using "archaic middle aged male bullshit".

Type 'ceo' into your iPhone keyboard for a sexist surprise

Type 'ceo' into your iPhone keyboard for a sexist surprise And who would have thought it: That male-dominated culture seems to have dripped into something as innocent as your iPhone's emoji suggestions.Some caveats: We're not entirely sure how Apple's predictive text suggestions work, particularly when it comes to emoji, which were added as options only last year.

Hey, Silicon Valley: Your culture sucks, so quit raving about it

Hey, Silicon Valley: Your culture sucks, so quit raving about it Back when the iPhone was a mere twinkle in Steve Jobs' eye, "culture" didn't mean all that much in Silicon Valley.It may be tech's favourite buzzword, but it's time to give it up.

People are furious that 'Madam Secretary' will feature a lecherous Filipino president

People are furious that 'Madam Secretary' will feature a lecherous Filipino president This weekend, an episode of CBS political drama Madam Secretary will feature a lecherous Filipino president getting punched in the face.The episode's plot will feature the fictional president Datu Andrada (played by Joel de la Fuente), making sexual advances toward the protagonist, U.

People are calling for this 'sexist' and 'degrading' advert to be removed

People are calling for this 'sexist' and 'degrading' advert to be removed Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) has been accused of "degrading" women and sexism in its latest advertising campaign in France.The image of a model in a leotard and roller skates bent over a stool has caused an outcry on social media, with many calling for the ad to be removed.

Artist puts Trump's sexist quotes onto 1950s advertisements, and it works all too well

Artist puts Trump's sexist quotes onto 1950s advertisements, and it works all too well Saint Hoax is a Syrian painter and activist who spent the last two years fighting Trump for "all the obvious reasons.She calls it "Make America Misogynistic Again.

Commuters call out 'sexist' ad, brand brings on the extreme sarcasm

Commuters call out 'sexist' ad, brand brings on the extreme sarcasm A Twitter spat has broken out after people called out a mobile spa app for a "sexist" advert on the London Underground.Keep her sweet with a spa mani/pedi at home," reads USPAAH's advert, which has been spotted at Tube stations in London.

Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick laugh it up at 'Babes and Balls' party

Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick laugh it up at 'Babes and Balls' party What would any kind of Silicon Valley outing be without ping pong and a heaping side of sexism?The two tech titans, one of whom is currently embroiled in a massive sexism scandal, were either unconcerned or unaware that the party was themed as a "Babes & Balls Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Scumbags Harass Woman For Working On Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animations

Scumbags Harass Woman For Working On Mass Effect: Andromeda's Animations Her sin, it appears, was working on animations for the game Mass Effect: Andromeda.Allie Rose-Marie Leost, who worked for EA’s motion-capture labs in Vancouver, saw vicious harassment on Twitter and other websites today, most often from people who blamed her for Andromeda’s awkward facial animations.

People think this ad for pink kitchen gadgets is sexist

People think this ad for pink kitchen gadgets is sexist A kitchen gadget company has been accused of sexism after posting an advert on its website for a range of pink appliances aimed at women.The ad featured the words "KitchenAid for Women" alongside the pink products, which were part of a limited edition colour range to raise money for UK charity Breast Cancer Haven.

No assholes allowed at Facebook's big conference

No assholes allowed at Facebook's big conference Visitors to the Code of Conduct section of the event's page have been greeted by an extensive set of community guidelines and policies regarding prohibited behavior.Here's the full list of the code of conduct: Facebook clarifies that it's list of banned behaviors doesn't encapsulate all unacceptable conduct.

Women's mansplaining experiences will make you want to throw things

Women's mansplaining experiences will make you want to throw things Even in 2017, men are still "explaining" things to women in a condescending and patronising manner.Host of the "Another Round" podcast at Buzzfeed, Tracey Clayton, asked women to share their everyday experiences of mansplaining and — somewhat depressingly — the responses flooded in.

Uber to potential recruit: 'Sexism is systemic in tech and other industries'

Uber to potential recruit: 'Sexism is systemic in tech and other industries' So per Uber HR, they do "understand" the concern of "Uber's questionable business practices and sexism," as Taylor brilliantly phrased it.We have a five-question interview with Taylor below but first, let's unpack Uber's response.

This awful Daily Mail front page is getting dragged all over town for its mindblowing sexism

This awful Daily Mail front page is getting dragged all over town for its mindblowing sexism People flocked to Twitter in droves to condemn the front page, with many questioning whether the paper was serious.Some said that the front page was an example of everyday sexism and precisely why women attended the Women's March.

Commuters think this super weird Tube ad is 'demeaning' to women

Commuters think this super weird Tube ad is 'demeaning' to women An advert for London estate agents Marsh and Parsons is to be removed after members of the public called it out for sexism.The text of the advert appears to describe the pictured woman as a "modern extension" to her older partner, who's described as a "charming period property".

Here's what we learned from Travis Kalanick's hidden 2007 Twitter account

Here's what we learned from Travis Kalanick's hidden 2007 Twitter account This, and so much more, can be gleaned from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's old Twitter account.The handle, @konatbone, is protected.