In this letter, the offender and engineer outwardly criticised the company’s efforts to diversify their practice. The author attributed the industry’s gender imbalance to “biological differences” between men and women.
“We need to stop assuming that gender gaps imply sexism”, he writes, going on to argue that Google’s educational programs for young women may be misguided. In this letter he also claims that “gender gaps [do not always] imply sexism,” and declares that “discriminating just to increase the representation of women in tech” is “misguided and biased” as well as “unfair, divisive, and bad for business.”
If you want to induce a life long eye-roll and audible sigh, then you can view the whole letter here. For those of you here who get off on good news, just know that the perpetrator has since been sacked for “perpetuating gender stereotypes”. That’s that shit Google CEO Sundar Pichai don’t like.
The head legend says, “Our job is to build great products for users that make a difference in their lives, and to suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK.”
Words by Lillian FlexMami Ahenkan