I am sure most of you have heard about the famed google memo written by former senior google engineer James Damore, stating that he disagrees with racial quotas, and google shouldn't find ways to lower the bar for women, that we shouldn't take gender into account when it comes to making hiring decisions, and that we should instead look at the individual. He explains the disparity between men and women in the tech industry, stating the biological differences between men and women, claiming that women on average have more empathizing brains, while men on average have more systemizing brains. This explains why women dominate the medical and teaching fields, because they empathize more and generally value cooperation more, while men dominate things like programming and business, as they enjoy logical systems. This does not mean that all men have the systemizing brain, or that all women have the empathizing brain, this is simply on average.
The left is particularly upset about this issue because they mis-interpret the actual memo itself (which you can read here: https://drive.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3914586/Googles-Ideological-Echo-Chamber.pdf
Many leftist news sites claim that Damore is sexist and that he wants less women in tech, however if you read the actual memo you will see that he devotes an entire page to diversity and talks about other ways to get women into tech. One site proclaims that some women who worked at google
didn't go to work after reading the memo (http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/07/542020041/google-grapples-with-fallout-after-employee-slams-diversity-efforts?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20170807
however this only proves Damore's point. I am NOT saying that one gender is superior to the other, i am instead agreeing with Damore that women and men have biological differences that need to be acknowledged.
In conclusion, we have to accept the biological differences between men and women, we also have to acknowledge that no one gender is superior. I do agree that sexism exists, but there is no "patriarchal conspiracy" to keep women out of tech. I fully support any woman that wants to get into tech, and i would love to see more women in tech, however i do not agree that people should be hired because of their gender, or that the bar should be set lower for a gender. We are all people, yet we all have differences. We must accept those differences, rather then ignore them, we should embrace them, not reject them. To any women reading this, know that your gender does not mean that you can't have the same jobs as men, or that you are inferior, or superior, but rather you are different, isn't difference the whole point of diversity?
With that i invite anyone to debate against me, with my rules in mind
1. no ad hominem
2. no character or identity arguments
3. Have Fun and enjoy <span>