Here’s what James Damore actually said:

I value diversity and inclusion, am not denying that sexism exists, and don’t endorse using stereotypes.

Despite what the public response seems to have been, I’ve gotten many personal messages from fellow Googlers expressing their gratitude for bringing up these very important issues which they agree with but would never have the courage to say or defend because of our shaming culture and the possibility of being fired. This needs to change.

Have the Social Justice Warriors even tried to understand what James Damore has written? His publishing of this manifesto took exactly the sort of courage that SJW’s claim to herald as vital in this supposed age of thought suppression.

My minor is in psychology. Some of my professors were men, some were women. All of them were left-leaning. All of them promoted left-leaning textbooks. You know one thing that came up class after class? There are differences between men and women. As one example, there’s a greater amount of association fibers connecting the cerebral cortex in women. As a result, women are usually in touch with their feelings better than men are at a physical level.

Everyone innately knows there are differences between the sexes.1 It’s visually obvious, and those differences permeate much more than just the external appearance. Saying this much isn’t going to trigger a SJW. You can say that without getting fired, because it’s science.

What is anathema and will get you fired? Suggesting that maybe those differences actually have a bearing on real life in practical terms, particularly when it implies that men are going to be better (or worse!) at different kinds of jobs. As @rakyll wrote and then deleted:

Write a doc about how inferior women are, then try to be a hero by offering help to save the vulnerable

Still shaking in anger.

Sounds like a pretty well-connected cerebral cortex to me.2 As @jimmargraphics put it:

If that document makes you shake in rage, as one female employee put it, I think it’s time to reassess where you are in life.

My man @pearsonified said it like this:

The magic of tech ends where the pettiness of identity begins.

Anyway, James Damore is a bright guy with lots of job opportunities ahead of him. Google’s had him long enough, I guess.


  1. I use the term sexes here instead of genders deliberately, as the latter has become such a confused term. ↩︎
  2. James didn’t say that women are inferior; @rakyll is incorrectly inferring that. ↩︎