United States: Google engineer author of the sexist blog was fired
SEXISM He said that “the low presence of women in the technology sector was explained by biological factors” …
United States: Google engineer author of the sexist blog was fired. He had sent a note called “sexist”. A Google engineer who had published a blog claiming that the low presence of women in the technology sector was explained by “biological” factors was referred on Monday by the giant of the Internet, say the US media.
According to Bloomberg News, this engineer, whom she identifies as James Damore, would have himself confirmed his dismissal. Google said the company “can not comment on individual cases of employees”.
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In an internal memo of 3,000 words, the engineer said that “the choices and capabilities of men and women differ, largely due to biological causes and (therefore) these differences can explain why we did not have equal representation of women in tech and (in the functions of) leadership “.
The note, described as “sexist” by the US media, a scandal Sunday and went viral on social networks.
This case has broken out as criticism of the Silicon Valley companies has become increasingly scarce for women. Currently, 69% of Google’s employees are men, a proportion that rises to 80% in technological jobs, according to the latest figures from the group. At Facebook, women were only 27% of senior executives in 2016. Apple’s total of 37% of women.