Monday, 7 August 2017

Google in heated row over sex differences memo



Google has denounced an engineer's memo blaming biological differences between sexes for the lack of women in leadership roles.

Executives released a statement after the memo stoked a heated debate over treatment of women in the male-dominated Silicon Valley.


The unnamed engineer wrote a 3,000-word document - that circulated inside the company - attacking political correctness.


"Googles (sic) left bias has created a politically correct monoculture," the engineer wrote.


"Distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we dont see equal representation of women in tech and leadership," the engineer added.


The gender debate has boiled for months following sexual harassment scandals at Uber Technologies Inc and several venture capital firms.





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