Sep 18, 2017

Uber sorry for 'Wife Appreciation Day' promotion

Uber has apologised after being accused on social media of sexism in a promotional message sent to customers in Bangalore. The message urged "Husbands" to "Let your wife take a day off from the kitchen", with a discount on its Uber Eats food delivery service. Uber later tweeted that the message had been "Totally inappropriate". Senior executives who left the company included Uber founder and chief executive Travis Kalanick. The review was carried out after a blog post by former Uber engineer Susan J Fowler, which documented her experiences of alleged sexism at the company, went viral.

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