GitHub "committed to hiring more women and non-binary individuals"

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May 21 31 Comments

GitHub website says they're "committed to hiring more women and non-binary individuals".

Does this mean they are using gender and gender identity to determine who gets hired? Isn't that completely illegal?

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  • United Wholesale Mortgage / Eng
    zpyM13

    United Wholesale Mortgage Eng

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    General Motors, United Wholesale Mortgage
    zpyM13more
    It’s not illegal if you’re discriminating against white men
    May 21 2
    • Microsoft oafafsx
      Also discrimination against Asian men is perfectly OK.
      May 21
    • Google 5’7”
      Except if you are Palantir lol
      May 21
  • It’s not necessary illegal. They could, for example, look into hiring from talent pools that have more women (for example, “Girls Who Code” organizations).

    So with more women going into the pipeline, you have more women hires, without lowering the hiring standards.
    May 21 2
    • Because women are underrepresented in the workplace. That’s the reason.

      If Github had a lot more women, then yes, it would be unfair. But I suspect it does not, particularly in engineering.
      May 21
    • Apple mNueH
      The lowering the hiring standards is a crock of shit. If your exec and HR are breathing down your neck trying to get you to hire womxn then you will inevitably lower hiring standards to get them off your back

      I’ve seen it happen time and time again. Red flags are ignored for minority candidates in favor of boosting diversity numbers
      May 22
  • ConocoPhillips blechh
    It means they think that previously they didn’t give women and non-binary candidates enough attention; that men had an unfair advantage in the past.

    They are trying to level the playing field, not swing it to discriminate against men.

    Nice poll options 🙄
    May 21 6
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      He has a tendency to do that lol
      May 21
    • Apple mNueH
      An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind
      May 22
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Platitudes, inaccurate as this one is, don't really add much to the issue nor the solution.
      May 22
    • Apple mNueH
      NPC group think is strong in this one
      May 22
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Ohh good one, brah! 🥇 Got any more meaningless attempts to show your superiority? Maybe a your-mama joke while you're at it?

      I'll wait. ⏳🎤
      May 22
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
      Well for that matter it doesn’t change your gender either. Despite what post modernist psychobabble would have you believe, the two aren’t separate as we know from actual science.

      Post modern theory is nothing more than mental masturbation for those that imagine themselves as othered and are not capable of competing in a meritocracy based system, choosing instead to use “muy victimhood” as a crutch.
      May 21
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      @Dorky You obviously didn't pay attention in biology class. What about Intersexuals? They are literally the epitome of non-binary.

      You also have no idea the difference between sex and gender.

      🤦‍♂️
      May 21
    • Uber / Eng mH7bSe
      Normal human beings are males and females. Period.
      May 21
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Go over people unlike you as many times as you like. We'll still be here.
      May 21
  • Amazon Bill.
    it means Github didn't believe women were as capable than men to do the job, now they are comited to also hire more women.

    How can you know the implications of the statement without knowing what rules they are applying?
    May 21 0
  • Microsoft Caff.eine
    Your two poll options set up a straw man argument
    May 21 0
  • Clover Health sinkinship
    Hey bud, what happened to your libtard post? 😹
    May 21 2
    • Groupon ㅋㅌDㅇR
      Giving his propensity to write shit and delete, I'd say he doxed himself...
      May 21
    • Clover Health sinkinship
      Such an angry little guy. Pity.
      May 21
  • OP being ignorant has nothing to do with this post:

    I really hate these companies that say "we are committed to hiring veterans" when
    1) all that means is they don't actually actively discriminate against hiring veterans because that would be illegal
    2) when they do hire one they get added to the percentage statistic that is posted on vets.companyurl.com right under that line about being committed
    3) if a veteran actually needs a job they can get in the application pool with everyone else.

    I'm sure github is doing the same thing with they/them/their
    May 21 0
  • Microsoft / Eng mfCG87
    So can I claim to be a woman and scream “that’s offensive!” to anyone that denies my right to be a woman?
    May 21 1
    • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
      Shhh 🤫 you’re giving away the secret defense if anyone calls you sexist or misogynistic. Because gender is merely a social construct that’s fluid according to the lunatics on the left, you just change your gender any time it’s convenient and speak with authority or claim victimhood.

      ...or to compete in women’s sports because you’re unremarkable when competing with other men.
      May 21
  • Groupon ㅋㅌDㅇR
    Make a hard copy of this thread to attach to the description of "privilege" on the dictionary
    May 21 1
    • Groupon ㅋㅌDㅇR
      Are you implying women and non-binary aren't hard working people?
      May 21
  • Apple mNueH
    Didn’t you know? White and Asian males are the root of all problems in tech.
    May 22 0
  • Akamai Technologies VmQQ44
    I think the results of the poll speak for themselves despite some comments from the usual “libt@rd” suspects.
    May 21 0