Now this guy, James Damore (henceforth lovingly referred to as JD Fuckington III) says a whole lot of really stupid shit in his memo. I mean A LOT. I mean his stupidity is close to Next White House Communications Director level. Let's take a look at some of the dumbest things this guy wrote.
1. Women on average show a higher interest in people and men in things
WOOGIE WHAT? "Women be Shoppin'" is the like the number one most sexist joke on the face of the planet. You can't
2. Women on average are more cooperative
AGAIN, DA FUCK? "Women always wanna be right" is like the number two most sexist joke on the face of the planet. If a woman ever seems cooperative at the work place, its probably because you're not listening or ignoring them when they speak. Not to mention Stereotype Threat, where a woman is more likely to remain silent or under perform because, oh, assholes like Mr. Fuckington think they aren't capable of doing their job!
Two statements in and I've come to a bit of a conclusion: This person has never actually met a woman.
3. Discriminating just to increase the representation of women in tech is as misguided and biased as mandating increases for women’s representation in the homeless, work-related and violent deaths, prisons, and school dropouts.
I'm sorry Mr. Fuckington, WHAT? Are you seriously saying that attempting to get more Women into a lucrative career (to normal human beings, this is usually a good thing) is equivalent to wanting women to experience more homelessness, more prison sentences, and more DEATHS?
4. Reconsidering any set of people if it’s not “diverse” enough, but not showing that same scrutiny in the reverse direction (clear confirmation bias)
What kind of oxymoronic bullshit is this? This is basically the "All Lives Matter" of diversity hiring. So because the company strives to have more diverse workers, they also have to strive to have less diverse workers or it is discrimination? How does this even qualify as confirmation bias???
5. These programs are highly politicized which further alienates non-progressives.
Diversity programs alienates Conservatives? Conservatives, as Mr. Fuckington himself stated with a huge superiority boner, who are against change? You mean to tell me, that attempting to change an industry which is dominated by men by taking active steps to include women alienates men who are afraid of change?
Mr. Fuckington's memo is text book White Male Supremacy. His thesis relies solely on studies that HE misunderstood, the assumption that everyone thinks that women and minorities are biologically inferior and that we should stop trying to shoe horn them into positions they don't deserve. This idea that a non-white non-male can't do the job causes an unrealistic expectation of perfection that no white man ever has to experience (Again, Stereotype Threat).
Example: Mass Effect Andromeda. Somehow, a studio which has made dozens of games, with dozens of staff, where only maybe 50% of them were actually good, their latest lame game somehow was blamed on, YOU GUESSED IT: 3 non-white non-male employees. How nice is it to be able to exist in society and fuck up and just be a fuck up? When a white guy gets a job, fucks up, and is fired, we move on in our lives. But let a woman or a minority fuck up and suddenly a company should re-think their hiring practices.
There was HBR Article on how, get this, Diversity negatively effects White Men! Now don't get me wrong, I know there are poorly implemented diversity initiatives which look to fill quotas and have shady hiring practices. Do I feel bad that a white dude thinks he won't get a job because he is not the right gender or color? FUCK NO!
99.99999% of the time for every aspect of their lives, white men have been and will be the right gender and color. They've had the benefit of being white men since time immemorial. The purpose of diversity initiatives are not to introduce people to industries where they do not belong, but to make up for the fact that White Men in positions of power have deliberately kept women and minorities from getting the education and support to excel in these industries. If they wanna whine about having to deal with "adversity" because of their skin color and gender, they need to remember that there are brilliant mathematicians who are still alive today who couldn't even use the same fucking bathroom.