On Sunday, Gizmodo published a 10-page-long screed written by Google software engineer James Damore blasting the company's diversity policies. In the now-viral document entitled "Google's Ideological Echo Chamber", Damore asserts that women are biologically ill-equipped to handle the rigours of the tech industry. The encouraging news is that Damore has now been fired from Google, according to multiple news reports. Sadly, the ideas espoused in his letter echo the same pseudoscience peddled by eugenicists and white supremacists for decades -- and they're unlikely to disappear any time soon.
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A Google engineer was fired yesterday after he wrote a memo arguing that women are biologically less suited for software engineering jobs compared to men and that Google's diversity efforts are misguided. The engineer's memo was circulated widely inside the company on Google+ and on an internal meme generator, Memegen, before Gizmodo published it on Sunday.