The Google engineer has been fired. It is proof positive of everything he wrote. It’s disgusting. So long as there are people being fired for expressing respectable opinions in a calm and reasonable way, there will be President Trumps and there will be Milos. I want to help the guy. If anyone knows how to get in touch with him, please let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Google has fired the male engineer who caused outrage after writing an internal memo that claimed women were ‘biologically’ less likely to succeed at the company.
Software engineer James Damore was sacked on Monday for violating the company’s code of conduct.
In a statement, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said: ‘portions of the memo violate our code of conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.’
Damore, who has worked at the tech company since 2013, confirmed to Bloomberg via an email that he had been fired.
His controversial 10-page document – which was first published by technology news site Motherboard on Saturday – has divided opinion since it went viral on social media.
Danmore, who graduated from Harvard in 2013, had noted that women could not get ahead at Google because of biological differences.
It prompted backlash from Google’s new head of diversity, Danielle Brown, who denounced the memo in her own note to staff.
She said the memo ‘advanced incorrect assumptions about gender’ and did not display a viewpoint ‘that I or this company endorses, promotes or encourages’.
Many have argued that the engineer’s memo was proof of the sexist, male-driven structures that Silicon Valley has become known for in recent months. Others said Danmore’s concern that the company was too left-leaning was legitimate. Some also claim he is the voice of many conservative employees who are too scared to speak out against Google’s politically correct policies because they fear they will lose their jobs.