Should The “Sexist Google Memo Employee” Be Fired?

Update: he got fired.

No doubt you heard or read about the “sexist Google memo” this weekend. You know, the one written by a software engineer that basically states women can’t do tech. Because of biological differences between the sexes, of course.

 Mmm, don’t you love the smell of disruption in the morning?

Mmm, don’t you love the smell of disruption in the morning?

I, for one, believe this is complete poppycock. Women are super good at tech.

But I’m interested in hearing what you have to say about what potential ramifications–if any–this employee should receive for a) writing the memo in the first place, b) sharing the memo internally, which c) caused it to go viral internally AND externally, and d) causing a PR nightmare for Google on an otherwise sleepy/slow news weekend.

What do you think?

Was this employee simply practicing the open and “bias-busting” culture Google preaches?

Or did he cross a line, and deserves to face consequences for his actions?


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