James Damore, Google manifesto author and his misandric statements

This manifesto from ex-googler James Damore about diversity and gender equality is a pile of rubbish. This manifesto entitled “google echo chamber” is full of prejudices and stereotypes about men and women. As you may expect, I was interested in what he wrote about genders.

The author who is not a Ph.D. in Biology or sociology and does not refer to any studies, states that there is a biological difference between women and men.

For example, he stated that:

Women on average show a higher interest in people and men in things

In other words, it implies that men don’t care about people. This is a preconception against men. A perfect example to prove this assumption wrong is firefighters. Guess what? The majority of these brave souls are… MEN.

Do Firemen care about people or not?

I have also noticed anti-male statements in this manifesto written by James Damore, a former Google employee.

The following statements are really from Damore:

Women on average are more cooperative

The male gender role is currently inflexible

It’s a misconception that women are more cooperative than men in the workplace, as there’s no scientific evidence to support this claim. The expectations for men’s behavior are adaptable, and we live in a free society, especially in the United States.

There are no defined gender roles in the workplace. Women can code just as well as men, and when reviewing code written in Javascript or C++, gender is irrelevant. It’s impossible to determine whether a man or a woman wrote the code. Women are also capable of leading teams and achieving goals. This individual comes across as very arrogant.

They’re not a Google VP, but they speak as if they know the absolute truth about what’s best for Google. Their views on gender roles sound like those of a dictator trying to impose their twisted beliefs.

The idea that the male gender role is currently inflexible is a common misconception that needs to be debunked. In reality, men’s roles and expectations have been evolving and changing for decades. Men are no longer confined to the traditional role of being the sole breadwinner and provider for their families. Many men are now staying at home to raise children, pursuing careers in fields that were once dominated by women, and taking on more household responsibilities.

Furthermore, men are increasingly encouraged to express their emotions and show vulnerability, which was once seen as a sign of weakness. The rise of social media and the internet has also allowed men to connect with each other and share their experiences, breaking down traditional gender barriers and creating new spaces for men to explore their identities.

It’s important to recognize that while there are still some rigid expectations and stereotypes surrounding masculinity, the male gender role is far from inflexible. Men have the freedom to define their own identities and pursue their own interests, and many are doing just that. We should celebrate and encourage this diversity, rather than perpetuating outdated and limiting ideas about what it means to be a man.