Skip to comments.James Damore Was Right: The Inconvenient Truth Behind The Google Memo
Posted on 08/12/2017 4:30:10 AM PDT by Kaslin
In my document, I committed heresy against the Google creed by stating that not all disparities between men and women that we see in the world are the result of discriminatory treatment. James Damore
For black liberals, its always that ugly period between slavery and the Civil Rights era when theyre horribly oppressed while to feminists, were always stuck in the bad old days when women couldnt vote, were encouraged not to go to college, and were generally thought to belong in the kitchen when they werent making babies. In fact, a feminist who sees the world as it really is in 2017 no longer qualifies as a feminist in the eyes of most liberals.
Which brings us to James Damores now notorious memo at Google.
Let me suggest something thats incredibly controversial: for the most part, Damore was right. Thats something youre not supposed to say because the Gods of Feminism demand that we all bow down to the false idea that men and women are all exactly equal in every way that benefits women and that any differences that dont work to the benefit of women must be explained by discrimination.
Of course, before we explain what James Damore was right about, its important to note the things liberals FALSELY claim he said.
He didnt say women should be paid less than men. He didnt argue that there should be no diversity. He didnt argue that women are biologically inferior. He didnt, as Brooke Baldwin at CNN falsely claimed, say anything remotely like, I dont really like women anywhere near a computer.
Liberals always seem to find it easier to lie about what someone says and then kick the stuffing out of the strawman than to deal with their real argument.
So, what did Damore argue? Well, the crux of his argument is that Googles engineers are mostly male because of a combination of cultural and biological reasons, not discrimination against women.
Was Damore right? Evolutionary psychology professor Geoffrey Miller (whose work I've read and enjoyed previously) says that he was spot-on.
For what its worth, I think that almost all of the Google memos empirical claims are scientifically accurate. Moreover, they are stated quite carefully and dispassionately. Its key claims about sex differences are especially well-supported by large volumes of research across species, cultures, and history. I know a little about sex differences research. On the topic of evolution and human sexuality, Ive taught for 28 years, written 4 books and over 100 academic publications, given 190 talks, reviewed papers for over 50 journals, and mentored 11 Ph.D. students. Whoever the memos author is, he has obviously read a fair amount about these topics. Graded fairly, his memo would get at least an A- in any masters level psychology course. It is consistent with the scientific state of the art on sex differences.
Want some real-world evidence? Well, in our overwhelmingly liberal college system, 57% of college students are female. Additionally, women outnumber men in grad school by a 136 to 100 ratio. Of course, if those numbers were reversed and male students made up 57% of college students, it would be considered a national crisis. But who cares as long as men are the ones getting the short end of the stick, right?
In any case, our college system is liberal. It pushes diversity and girl power non-stop. There are more women than men going to college. The percentages skew even more in womens favor when youre talking about grad school. Yet, 67% of the math degrees and 75% of the engineering doctoral degrees go to men. Meanwhile, women dominate fields like education, public administration and social sciences. Ever note that its not a crisis that most teachers are female? Thats curious, isnt it? Especially since boys tend to be doing worse than girls in our education system. In any case, if women are CHOOSING not to get math and engineering degrees, is it any shock that men dominate tech companies like Google? A womens studies degree may help you get woke, but it doesnt prepare you to code for a firm in Silicon Valley.
Are women less capable of doing tech on a high level? Thats entirely possible, especially when you consider IQ differences. Keep in mind that although men and women have equivalent IQs and there are certainly many female geniuses, female intelligence tends to be closer to the average intelligence while male intelligence tends to be much more variable. Put another way, there are more dumb men than dumb women, but male geniuses also outnumber female geniuses 7-to-1. So when youre talking about a highly competitive, highly intellectual field, men are typically going to outstrip women in numbers almost by default. That doesnt make men better or women worse; it just makes us different.
Setting that side, you also have to consider that there are different incentives for men and women when it comes to finding a career. Culturally, men are still expected to be providers in a relationship. That drives them to find high paying jobs. Meanwhile, 95% of men dont care if a woman is an engineer or a maid as long as shes pretty, treats them well and they enjoy being around her. As a practical matter, most women are not wired that way. A man who makes good money and has a prestigious job tends to have a leg up on one that doesnt. In other words, a man may feel more compelled to pursue a STEM education than a woman simply because its much more likely to benefit him with the opposite sex than a degree in education or social sciences.
If you ignore those realities because they clash with a feminist agenda, you end up with a CEO noting that Google strongly support(s) the right of Googlers to express themselves and co-workers shouldnt have to worry that each time they open their mouths to speak in a meeting, right before he fires someone for daring to state a truth that didnt line up with liberal dogma. Google likes to say that the company motto is, Dont be evil. It should try living up to it sometime.
If you’re running a mile relay, do you want the four fastest runners, or the most diverse team?
The creed of the Feminazi (though, never actually spoken...).
Google is evil
Why is it we NEVER hear the Feminazi’s criticizing the objectification of women by islam?
Apparently, getting more women top paying technology jobs regardless of their desire or aptitude to perform those jobs is a bigger problem than the systemic female genital mutilation that occurs in many parts of the world, even in Minnesota, all in the name of islam.
Not only does Google suffer from this groupthink problem, but in many ways it's even worse at Facebook and Twitter. It won't be long before some whistleblower comes out of the shadows and accuses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey of fostering a similar groupthink environment.
One of the reasons society is what is, God’s plan of manly leadership is being pushed aside for women’s equality, and God didn’t design us that way. There should be more men in college and in grad school, that should be pushed, not higher diversity.
The de-genderizers think there is something wrong with any society where men and women walk different paths in life, e.g., there was something wrong with Harry Truman’s mother because she wasn’t into science and technology.
“Are women less capable of doing tech on a high level? “
Being capable and being willing to throw your heart and soul into something and to work nights and weekends on long projects are two different things. In my decades in IT, few women are willing to do the later and that does change their value to their employers.
No amount of ideology or good wishes can alter those facts. When people do, only bad things happen.
So men get degrees in useful fields, while women focus on what could be called “pursuits of the idle rich”. Great idea if you are independently wealthy, but not a recipe for success as a responsible head of household. Since women focus on the degrees that don’t provide a return on investment, it means that things have not changed much since the 1950’s, when many girls went to college to major in finding a husband. Now it has a different name, and increasingly a different result.
There is nothing “modern” about feminism! It is ancient in its roots.
The Gods of Feminism have been unable to overcome this barrier of biology, that women are actually interested in different things than men. So they've ramped it up now. They're pretending that the biological differences between men and women are nothing, that the fact that one has different genitalia than the other is no more consequential than the fact that some people have brown hair, some have blond, and a very few have orange. Never mind that women lose bigly when men can pretend to be women and outdo them in those areas reserved for women (women's sports). This only creates cognitive dissonance, which is a normal state for liberals.
‘The creed of the Feminazi (though, never actually spoken...).’
yes, but their comeback will always be ‘so now the jackboot is on the other foot...see how you like it...
Good question. Also, why don’t we EVER hear about the Mommy Track? Women dropping out of or taking time off from the employment scene?
Think that might help account for the “disparity” of women in STEM, law, business et al? For sure it does, I see it all the time . . . highly educated, smart women who are happily married and perfectly content to play parent and homemaker, with no intention of returning to the labor market. Certainly not with their now-outdated technical skills, continuing education, experience, etc.
Or such women who have taken so much maternity leave and time off that they’ve fallen behind their peers in productivity and experience and promotion. Absolutely nothing wrong with that, they are to be complimented for family first. But it does help explain why the numbers don’t match up for the quotas that feminazis want
Even in areas where genius women pursue careers in STEM fields, they are only drawn to certain careers. And how they conduct themselves in those careers is different from the way men conduct themselves. I see this every day... the majority (11/15) of the Ph.D. level scientists I supervise are men, and the men are far more focused on the science and more likely to put in long hours. I see other differences, as well. While I do not have a large sample size, I suspect that a systematic study would confirm that the differences I see are real.
‘In my decades in IT, few women are willing to do the later and that does change their value to their employers.’
but, but, on TV commercials we see women staying at the office after closing, and doing work related travelling, leaving the Mr. at home to fend for the family, which the TV commercials also tell us he can’t even do for himself, much less the kids, without blowing the house to smithereens...and then phoning the wife and begging her to come home...
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