Google fired software engineer, James Damore, on Monday after he wrote a memo suggesting that the low number of women holding technical jobs is the result of basic biological differences between men and women and not discrimination.
Damore’s memo, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” angered many who interpreted his assertions as sexist and anti-diverse. Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, said that the memo violated the company’s code of conduct “by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” Pichai went on to say that “the memo has clearly impacted our co-workers, some of whom are hurting and feel judged based on their gender.”
According to Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere, the memo really said little more than men and women are different.
“You can’t find anything bad in [the memo],” said Stu on today’s “Pat & Stu.” “It’s very balanced, very science based … at many times very boring.”
“He said … ‘Men and women biologically differ in many ways’,”said Pat, quoting Damore's memo. “What a horrible thing to say!”