The Google Drama

Earlier this month, James Damore, an employee of the tech giant Google wrote a memo titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber”. In the memo, Mr. Damore praised the company’s efforts to hire more women. However, he also was candid about the diversity program and the structural problems it ran into. Including the fact women have been and are, reluctant to pursue degrees in computer engineering and others of the sort.

 

 

Google’s C.E.O. Sundar Pichai response to this memo was fire James Damore without even naming the man. And come down hard on, as google and liberal bloggers called it, a sexist point of view.

 

Case closed? No, not even close. This firing suddenly got more and more publicized. And male writers around the world started quoting facts like “more than 80 percent of computer-science and engineering majors are male, while women receive about 60 percent of biology degrees and 75 percent of psychology degrees.”

 

To which women have started writing emotion driven articles, the foremost amongst them is one by one of Google’s female employees whose daughter asked “Mom, is it true that there are biological reasons why there are fewer women in tech and leadership?” This same article has even been run by our own N.D.T.V. 

 

 

Ben Shapiro, a journalist from The Daily Wire and right wing political commentator called this quota driven hiring, and called the firing a war on free speech.

 

Michelle Goldberg from Slate.com and the other side of the fence sarcastically wrote a column with the sarcastic headline “Of course James Damore is now a free speech Martyr.”

 

Where do we stand on the subject? Unlike N.D.T.V. we really don’t care, we are just enjoying the hoopla happening on the other side of the world with stupid grins on our faces.

 

Content Writer
Ishaan Lalit is a fashion-conscious sports fan, who spends most of his time doing and redoing his hair.