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Feb 13, 2015
via The Human Impact

Italian Uber boss slur reveals depths of Italy’s misogyny

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Earlier this week, Benedetta Arese Lucini, the general manager of Uber’s operations in Italy, woke up to news that someone had hung a banner near her home in central Milan, calling her a “slut” and revealing her home address.

The latest incident in a smear campaign against the female executive, who has worked for the online taxi-hailing company for almost two years, was not only an attack against the car service, but also emblematic of Italy’s deeply-entrenched misogyny, commentators say.

Feb 13, 2015
via The Human Impact

Italian Uber boss slur reveals depths of Italy’s misogyny

Photo

Earlier this week, Benedetta Arese Lucini, the general manager of Uber’s operations in Italy, woke up to news that someone had hung a banner near her home in central Milan, calling her a “slut” and revealing her home address.

The latest incident in a smear campaign against the female executive, who has worked for the online taxi-hailing company for almost two years, was not only an attack against the car service, but also emblematic of Italy’s deeply-entrenched misogyny, commentators say.

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