Google Women Staying Home After James Damore Manifesto Proved His Point
In response to a politically incorrect document challenging Google to examine its "unconscious bias" and its "politically correct monoculture" on the grounds that women, in general, are different from men in general, Google's offended female employees reportedly chose to stay home on Monday, because the memo made them "uncomfortable going back to work."
This news, reported by NPR, proved multiple points made by Google's now-former senior software engineer James Damore in his open letter to Google. The memo has been called an "anti-diversity screed," despite its clear embrace of diversity. The heated reaction against it — and Google's act of firing Damore for the document — proved many of his points correct.
The 3,300-word document is worth reading in its entirety, as it is a logical and scientific approach to re-examining the unconscious bias of diversity mania. But the document also notes generic differences between men and women — even while admitting that the differences do not apply to every man and every woman — which were on full display Monday.
Kelly Ellis, a software engineer who used to work for Google, told NPR that some women at the company stayed home on Monday specifically because the memo made them "uncomfortable going back to work."
In the document, Damore suggested that "women on average are more cooperative" and "more prone to anxiety," and that this often involves a search "for more work-life balance while men have a higher drive for status on average."
What could demonstrate these arguments more clearly than women staying home (focusing on life over work and accepting a cut in status) in solidarity with other women (more cooperative) and feeling "uncomfortable" going back to work (more prone to anxiety)?
Indeed, NPR quoted Ellis as a sympathetic source, noting that "she left Google in 2014 after she was sexually harassed." Ellis also reported feeling traumatized by seeing "similar language when I was at Google being shared on internal message boards and other different internal forums."
Here's the thing: Ellis refused to report the verbal sexual harassment she received at the time, posting it on Twitter only after she had left the company, and acknowledging she had no evidence to support her claims. She said Google "reprimanded me instead of him," despite the fact she hadn't reported the incident. Nowhere does Damore's document dismiss sexual harassment or support the idea that women should be objectified.
Ironically, NPR's favoring of Ellis's viewpoint — and stigmatizing the document penned by Damore — proves yet another suggestion made in that document.
"In addition to the Left's affinity for those it sees as weak, humans are generally biased towards protecting females," Damore wrote in the document. "As mentioned before, this likely evolved because males are biologically disposable and because women are generally more cooperative and agreeable than men."