The man behind the infamous Google memo has decided he’d like to further his career in shitty memos by writing an editorial for The Wall Street Journal.
On Friday, James Damore published a “Well, Actually” piece for the Journal, technically titled “Why I Was Fired.” In it, Damore claims that he was the innocent victim of the leftwing ideological echo chamber that is Google: a company that, it should be noted, remains 69% male and 56% white.
As a biological woman, I’m too highly neurotic and cooperative to confront Damore directly. I would, however, still like to have a conversation with him that showcases my evolutionary tendency to be agreeable, cooperative and enthusiastic!!!!
Below are portions of Damore’s piece and my far inferior rebuttal (it’s not sexism, guys, I’m just genetically not as talented as him).
Damore: I was fired by Google this past Monday for a document that I wrote and circulated internally raising questions about cultural taboos and how they cloud our thinking about gender diversity at the company and in the wider tech sector.
Dockray: Woooow, that’s terrible! Small edit: I believe you were technically fired because you don’t believe 31% of your coworkers are more than a stereotype.
Damore: I suggested that at least some of the male-female disparity in tech could be attributed to biological differences (and, yes, I said that bias against women was a factor too). Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai declared that portions of my statement violated the company’s code of conduct and “cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”
Dockray: That’s awful! As a woman, I really appreciate it when a male engineer suggests I struggle with neuroticism and anxiety because I don’t have a penis.
Damore: … having these views challenged can be painful, so we tend to avoid people with differing values and to associate with those who share our values . . . [Nowadays] we are more mobile and can sort ourselves into different communities; we wait longer to find and choose just the right mate; and we spend much of our time in a digital world personalized to fit our views.
Dockray: YES. Though I’m not 100% sure that if I was less “mobile” I would want to become bffs with someone who wants to “demoralize diversity” and “de-emphasize empathy”. Please never run for public office.
Damore: Google is a particularly intense echo chamber because it is in the…