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Google CEO Mansplains That He Eliminated Diverse Thought … To Protect Defenseless Women

Google CEO Mansplains That He Eliminated Diverse Thought … To Protect Defenseless Women

Google’s response insults and condescends to women

Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, issued a statement in the wake of the firing of a Google employee who dared share his divergent views about gender and biology in an internal communication.

Pichai writes:

This has been a very difficult time. I wanted to provide an update on the memo that was circulated over this past week.

First, let me say that we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves, and much of what was in that memo is fair to debate, regardless of whether a vast majority of Googlers disagree with it. However, portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace. Our job is to build great products for users that make a difference in their lives. To suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK. It is contrary to our basic values and our Code of Conduct, which expects “each Googler to do their utmost to create a workplace culture that is free of harassment, intimidation, bias and unlawful discrimination.”

The memo has clearly impacted our co-workers, some of whom are hurting and feel judged based on their gender. Our co-workers shouldn’t have to worry that each time they open their mouths to speak in a meeting, they have to prove that they are not like the memo states, being “agreeable” rather than “assertive,” showing a “lower stress tolerance,” or being “neurotic.”

At the same time, there are co-workers who are questioning whether they can safely express their views in the workplace (especially those with a minority viewpoint). They too feel under threat, and that is also not OK. People must feel free to express dissent. So to be clear again, many points raised in the memo—such as the portions criticizing Google’s trainings, questioning the role of ideology in the workplace, and debating whether programs for women and underserved groups are sufficiently open to all—are important topics. The author had a right to express their views on those topics—we encourage an environment in which people can do this and it remains our policy to not take action against anyone for prompting these discussions.

In other words: how dare a non-leftist male offer an opinion of his own?  Google, it turns out, cannot tolerate random people expressing such thoughts . . . . because it’s bound to upset women.

In this, Google insults women far more than anything in the now-fired employee’s missive ever could.

What women like me hear from Google:

Women are such precious, emotional, delicate creatures, damsels in distress really, that we wilt and swoon in the face of any commentary that suggests we are not capable in the tech world.

The big, benevolent Google has cast itself as our hero, defending inherently weak women and firing some man no one has ever heard of because he expressed . . . thoughts!

Google’s inherent and casual sexism is repellent.  But you know what?  I don’t feel in the least faint or on the verge of a swoon.  Heck, I may even make it through the day without getting the vapors.

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Comments

Colonel Travis | August 8, 2017 at 5:45 pm

“we strongly support the right of Googlers to express themselves….”

If you mean by “strongly support” that “we will fire you”, sure. Otherwise, total lie. Every speech-choking leftist says the same thing.

Gorden Elfwick of the Guardian, was banned from twitter for things like this:

Free speech in theory sounds like a great idea, until you realize how many people use it to say the wrong things.
——————–
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2017/08/05/its-better-to-be-hated-by-liberals-than-have-their-help-n2364831

Most liberals are hateful people. As hateful as Nazis. As hateful as KKK members. As hateful as Fred Phelps and his God hates [email protected] wackos, who are, come to think of it, Democrats. Liberals are as much defined by whom they hate as what they believe in.

They hate straight, white males and non-liberal white people in general. They hate Christians. They hate Republicans in general and conservatives in particular. They hate women who don’t toe the feminist line. They hate the wealthy, business owners, bankers and stockbrokers. They hate southerners, gun owners, soldiers and cops. They hate gay Americans and minorities who don’t want liberal help.
The Left is no longer subtle about its hatred.

rest at link

    Semper Why in reply to 4fun. | August 9, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    You mean Godfrey Elwick?

    Dude was a master at Poe’s Law. Even managed to get interviewed by the BBC twice. First time was for the position that Darth Vader was racist.

    I miss his Twitter feed. It was hysterical.

Translation: Everyone, regardless of race, gender or other group identity, has the right to agree with us or to shut up. If you choose to waive these rights, the resulting punishment is your own fault because Diversity, you scum!

Oversoul Of Dusk | August 8, 2017 at 10:05 pm

For years, Google has given us plenty of reasons to suspect that the company is hostile to non-leftists. This week, they’ve proven it beyond a doubt.

For a certain demographic segment, raised on the sort of institutional leftism that defines Google, the company is the best place on Earth to work. But potential employees who happen to be anywhere to the right of Lenin haven’t had Google at the top of their want-to-work-there list for several years.

With this unmasking, I’m guessing Google has permanently chased away between a quarter and a third of their potential workforce. That’s a difficult error to recover from. It doesn’t matter today, when Google is trendy and has lots of cash to provide free gourmet coffee and stuffed animals for all their little snowflakes.

But the happy days never last forever. Sooner or later Google will have to compete for good employees. Money will be tight and they won’t be popular. They’ll have trouble getting the cream of the crop, and they’ll never understand the reason why.

Short version: people looking for work have blacklists too. Sorry, I meant African-American-lists.

    artichoke in reply to Oversoul Of Dusk. | August 9, 2017 at 11:39 am

    And the ones they’ve chased away are the ones that make stuff work behind the scenes.

    Expect Google stuff to continue to look flashy for a while but to start to get insidious bugs that never get fixed.

So truth is not a defense to the Code of Conduct’s prohibition against “advancing harmful gender stereotypes in the workplace.”

Is something really a “stereotype” if it’s literally and demonstrably true? I guess so, and so Sundar’s clever language has ruled certain truths off limits.

Fuzzy, lurv, we’re not REAL women.

Never mind the cis-female biology-normative fact that I’ve given birth to multiple kids, I’m not a REAL woman because I don’t support what they say a woman must in order to be a woman– from your post, neither do you.

So we’re now male, and haters…..

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