These are links I’ve emailed around to various friends, so thought I’d share them with y’all too.
As a woman, and feminist, and leader, in tech—from startups to literal IT—how could I not weigh in on this?
First, read: The google engineer’s memo, in its entirety.
Then, read: The google senior executive (YouTube CEO) response and/or Washington Posts’s commentary.
My take: Wojcicki is absolutely right: no is the only appropriate response. This man is clearly intelligent, well-reasoned, and completely misogynistic. It’s terrifying that he truly, deeply, rationally believes in these made-up biological differences—his examples are social, not scientific—instead of realizing that he’s part of and perpetuating the very socialization that created them.
10 Double Standards You Need to Call Out (covers double standards for women AND men)