This thread clearly shows how many Trumpers are lurking everywhere. Under the veil of anonymity, (blind app or voting booth) people's true colors are shown. Fucked up.
Maybe Silicon Valley employees are getting tired of receiving their fat paychecks at the pricey cost of creating a more inclusive, equal society.
This guy who felt it necessary to tell all his coworkers that women are biologically inferior in tech (while working in tech) for no reason other than to challenge the status quo is not bringing any new viewpoints to the table. He's simply bringing people down and his opinions do no good other than to make people feel bad. What's the point of that?
People like you are the reason why companies feel comfortable firing people simply because they express non far-left opinions.
Maybe people should be hired and kept on not because of the color of their skin, their mental illnesses, nor their niche identities. Maybe hiring and promotion should be based on merit. A wild theory, I know.
Also sweetie, the election is over. You can get over it any day now.
Are people forgetting that this guy's opinion which he freely shared with the entire company is that women have differences in gender that make them unable to be as good at engineering as men?! Do you know how bad that is? He claimed at least a third of his engineering coworkers aren't as qualified to do their jobs. That is the definition of creating and unsafe and hostile work environment. How can his female coworkers trust his judgement on their peer reviews? How can female candidates expect to be judged fairly if he interviews them? The answer is they can't. If you can't be a part of the employee ecosystem, you have to go. Differences of politics is one thing, but codes of conduct exist for a reason.
Saying that he created an unsafe and hostile work space is a stretch. If women coworkers feel they can't trust his judgement because of his bias then they should remove him from those peer reviews or candidate interview loops. The firing was harsh and expected given that they found him in violation of the code of conduct
This guys deserves to get fired and probably will never get hired in tech. However, I am sure he has some nice job waiting for him at Breitbarb news or the Trump administration.
It seems that many white dudes are feeling upset about loosing some of their male and race privilege in a very fast evolving country. The issue of America's identity is front and center of this issue and reflective of our national politics.
As a white male, my advice to other white men who think along the same lines
- you can not force your warped opinion on 50% of the population. If you feel the need to debate an offensive opinion, the workplace is definitely not the right place.
- realize that our historical actions of denying women vote, treating them like cattle, making them sex objects, etc are ours to own and we need to do a lot to fix this. If you have daughters, you will understand this better than most.
- race: are ancestors are directly responsible for killing, enslaving, disenfranchising, and now demonizing entire communities of color (American Indians and African Americans). We have an awful and shameful history around this and something we still haven't acknowledged and apologized for. Time to figure out what is our role to pay for the sins of our fore fathers (it is just a matter of time when someone pens an article questioning the biological abilities of some race and making the case of some other race's natural superiority)
White people, I think some of us have truly lost our mind. Travel the world, leave your all inclusive resorts, and see the poverty and difficult circumstances that most of the world lives in. We have it incredibly well in the United States.
Let's stop whining, acknowledge our privilege, and be good citizens of the world. Privilege is not bad. Just something we need to be cognizant of. It helps us better understand issues facing others who may be less privileged.
He addressed male vs female in his manifesto. I'm definitely not buying into all of what was written, but playing devil's advocate... How is the lack of women in the tech industry different than the lack of men in the nursing, HR, or graphics design (and other design) industries? Are there diversity programs to get more men into those jobs? If not, why?
How many of you people actually read the whole manifesto? Id like to hear any rebuttal to any of his core points... and I'm not looking for shit slinging, I want thought out responses that address his concerns.
The problem is that many employees expressed their disgust over the document. Some even expressed quitting unless HR took action. So you let him stay at the risk of having a lot of employees feeling disgusted by his actions? He knew what he was doing and the consequences it would carry. He just didn't give a fuck. Now he got fired and he deserved it. If he wanted to express an opinion he could've done it in a better way instead of writing a document saying that "biologically" women shouldn't be hired because they can't perform the work.
This is so trash. Why are people calling it a "manifesto", and that it was "anti-diversity" , that's the most absurd shit I've seen all year.
People are demonizing an intelligent and what seemed to be a thoughtful and psychologically well-calibrated individual because he doesn't agree with them? What the fuck are people smoking? The dude's hypotheses make way more sense than the currently accepted theories