Google and Damore

James Damore files his much-anticipated lawsuit against Google, and reveals a number of surprising facts about Google policy …

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James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired after arguing that the gender gap in tech may be partially explained by sex differences among men and women, just filed a class-action lawsuit against Google in the Santa Clara, Calif., Superior Court. Damore came to fame after he wrote the now-infamous “Google manifesto,” where he pointed out that “differences in distributions of traits between men and women may in part explain why we don’t have 50% representation of women in tech.”

Sex differences between men and women. Y-e-e-s-s, who dare speak of them? Who dare mention them above a whisper?

9 comments for “Google and Damore

  1. Hereward Unbowed.
    January 10, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Some women and a lot of men for that matter think ‘tech savvy’ is being able to switching on the microwave and ‘get an app’.

    Meanwhile, what’s of great discombobulation and nonplusing, confusing me, is the British Army want enemy recruits to join its ranks – and on that I note: total surrender has just been declared.

    • Voice of Reason
      January 10, 2018 at 6:43 pm

      I just retired, after teaching college-level Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Engineering for 39 years.

      At every social gathering, someone would buttonhole me with a story about their son/grandson/neighbour kid who was ‘good with computers’. Based on what we saw with our freshmen, that meant that they could Google and download pirated software, not actually think or program.

      • Mudplugger
        January 10, 2018 at 8:05 pm

        As one who used to manage large corporate computer networks, I had similar experiences. I translated ‘good with computers’ as meaning ‘one page ahead of me in the manual’.

      • Hereward Unbowed.
        January 10, 2018 at 10:45 pm

        You will also have noticed on many occasions, that, the one’s who never show off about their prowess/expertise, of course don’t have to and also this applies in all subjects.

        I am extrenmely grateful in that, I was lucky, at school we were pushed to study sciences, with Maths, Maths and more Maths – applied they preferred and other subjects too not least in English – though you were expected to do the hard work there – ie READ.
        Better yet, we also we had a tech block where I learned to build a fibre glass boat, fiddle endlessly with Oscilloscopes and electronic techy stuff and with the headmaster/masters getting down and mucking in – in the metal work room/wood working shop/chem labs/physics labs, making stuff/showing you how to. bollocking, gently chiding “think lad – THINK” – encouraging you. It was as I look back – an apprenticeship of all sorts, including car maintenance, brickie-ing and very much: it stood us all in good stead.

    • Pcar
      January 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm

      More MOD insanity

      Colonel Richard Kemp CBE, a former commander of British operations in Afghanistan, said the campaign would not address the army’s recruitment problems.

      “The army, like the rest of government, is being forced down a route of political correctness,” he told BBC Breakfast. “What is most important is that the army is full of soldiers. It is of secondary importance that they reflect the composition of society.”

      He said that what attracted recruits was the job in hand – fighting and defence of the realm – rather than identity politics.

      It’s bonkers, all those involved in this debacle should be sacked for malfeasance in public office.

  2. January 11, 2018 at 6:09 am

    Yes on all counts.

  3. January 11, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Damore and his lawyer, Harmeet Dhillon, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight (Fox News) on January 9. His choice of attorney proves he is neither sexist nor racist.

    Damore and his lawyer said that all sorts of high-tech employers’ blacklists (listing alleged free-thinkers and conservatives) are in operation throughout the United States, not just in Silicon Valley. As such, he said he will have a hard time finding a new job:

  4. The Jannie
    January 11, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    I know of someone who didn’t renew his high-level forces contract at the end of his term, He was being asked to lower his standards in recruit training and forever having political correctness forced down on him.

  5. January 11, 2018 at 7:46 pm


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