Damore Suit: Google Caters to Furries, Transgenderism, and 'A Yellow-Scaled Wingless Dragonkin'
On Monday, former Google engineer James Damore filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employer, alleging discrimination against conservatives, white people, and men. Among other claims, Damore and the other complainants revealed that Google fosters a diversity of "lifestyles," but excludes conservative options.
"Google furnishes a large number of internal mailing lists catering to employees with alternative lifestyles, including furries, polygamy, transgenderism, and plurality, for the purpose of discussing sexual topics," Damore et al. charged in the suit. "The only lifestyle that seems to not be openly discussed on Google’s internal forums is traditional heterosexual monogamy."
In March of 2017, Google's human resources (HR) department upbraided an employee for conservative and traditional parenting techniques. The department complained about this post: "If I had a child, I would teach him/her traditional gender roles and patriarchy from a very young age. That's the hardest thing to fix later, and our degenerate society constantly pushes the wrong message."
“We did not find that this post, on its face, violated any of Google’s policies, but your choice of words could suggest that you were advocating for a system in which men work outside the home and women do not, or that you were advocating for rigid adherence to gender identity at birth," Google HR responded. "We trust that neither is what you intended to say."
The department continued, "We are providing you with this feedback so that you can better understand how some Googlers interpreted your statements, and so that you are better equipped to ensure that Google is a place in which all Googlers are able to reach their full potential.”
"In other words, Google scolded the Google Employee for, among other things, believing that gender identity is set at birth biologically—a position held by the vast majority of the world’s populace that Google professes to serve," Damore et al. wrote.
An endorsement of gender identity based on biological sex is considered beyond the pale, but according to the suit Google fosters many "alternative lifestyles" beyond transgenderism. "Furries," for instance, dress up and act like animals. A movement of "human pups" mixes BDSM and gay sex with the "lifestyle" of grown men dressing up and acting like dogs. One of the more straightforward of these "lifestyles" — polygamy — merely involves marrying more than one person, usually men marrying multiple wives.
"Purality" may be the least easy to grasp. Damore et al. explained it in a footnote. "For instance, an employee who sexually identifies as 'a yellow-scaled wingless dragonkin' and 'an expansive ornate building' presented a talk entitled 'Living as a Plural Being' at an internal company event," the suit read.