Uber is expanding its software as a service (SaaS) business with three additional public transit partnerships. The ride-hailing company announced that it would be selling the software that powers its ride-hailing business to transit agencies in Denver, Colorado; Cecil County, Maryland; and Porterville, California. The news comes amid Uber’s broader push into public transit.
– I am doing a lot of interviews these days about my new book, about the year+ I spent driving for Uber, and the question of Uber’s future nearly always comes up. Do I think the model can survive the pandemic? To be honest, I haven’t a clue, but I am going to be cautiously optimistic about a push to use Uber’s software, which does work, to help transit.
No need to beat around the bush: Doctors can be confusing. Medical jargon can be daunting. Add in institutionalized, gender-based medical bias and outdated terms that often stigmatize infertility and pregnancy loss, and you’ve created an environment that isn’t always very welcoming to those who want to become parents or are expecting children.
The social networking app Peanut, which seeks to create safe spaces for parents and expecting mothers to connect and share their stories, hopes to change that. It’s launched a virtual social media campaign called the Renaming Revolution, a movement to address the ways medical language can be harmful to pregnant people. On April 13, the campaign released its new Motherhood and Fertility Glossary – a list of replacement terms for medically outdated or insensitive phrases used to refer to pregnant people, based on suggestions by Peanut app users and reviewed by a group of consultants, including an OB-GYN, a linguist, and therapists.
– Oh my goodness yes. And we can also get rid of “geriatric pregnancy,” which is defined as a pregnancy in which the pregnant person is 35 years old, or older. I had all three of my babies while geriatric. I can promise you I am not that old.