I have been thinking that linkblog posts should make a comeback. It feels more meaningful to periodically collect a list of links in one post than to post them sporadically on Twitter. There's so much noise on Twitter that things can be easily overlooked. Seeing Rachelskirts and Todd posting linkblogs has finally motivated me to do the same.
Normally I expect these link collections will cover a variety of topics. For this first edition, though, I'm focusing on one topic. I have been thinking a lot about the recent news with James Damore's Google Memo, his subsequent firing, and sexism in tech. I was starting to work on a post about it, but honestly others have already written some great responses. On with the links!
- So, about this Googler’s manifesto.
A senior Googler's analysis that Damore appears to not really understand engineering or the consequences of what he wrote
- What do scientists think about the biological claims made in the document about diversity written by a Google employee in August 2017?
A really good analysis of the biological claims in the memo by a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology
- The Big Lie of the Google Employee’s Anti-Diversity Manifesto: Biology is why Women Underrepresented in Tech
Another analysis of the biological claims in the memo
- I am disappointed but unsurprised... (no article title)
Raises some important questions about sexism and racism that tech companies and leaders need to answer
- Feminists Don’t Want To Admit It, But It’s Actually Biological Gender Differences That Keep Women From Succeeding In My Meticulously Engineered Mega-Labyrinth
Clickhole weighs in (satire)