• James Young, over 7 years ago

    I'm not entirely clear on the relevance of her gender is, either in this post or the source secret thread.

    She's been royally fucked of that there's no doubt but there seems to be a lot of people talking about gender when she mentions she wasn't offered anything because she wasn't an area expert.

    7 points
    • Tom WoodTom Wood, over 7 years ago

      For the record, I am neither passing judgement nor placing importance on her gender regarding said judgement.

      I am merely bullet pointing the facts.

      The rest is up to you.

      2 points
    • Beth DeanBeth Dean, over 7 years ago

      So typically as a woman when you experience gender discrimination you are told something like "you're not an area expert." :P It's not like they're going to come out and say they're not hiring you because you're a woman. But I do agree there's not enough context here to understand the real reason she wasn't taken along.

      3 points
      • James Young, over 7 years ago

        It's a long shot I know but it could be that Google were always just after the engineering talent in the company and not another designer. Who knows other than those involved.

        It certainly isn't a stretch to picture Google only being interested in picking up engineers and not designers though although the way it's been "reported" by this single, anonymous source certainly shows they've got very little class about how they recruited in this case (not to mention the co-workers).

        0 points
    • Nicola RushtonNicola Rushton, over 7 years ago

      Someone on the original thread wrote, "understand that this has happened because our sexist industry does not value human skills (what it calls "soft" skills) as much as the ability to generate algorithms in code, part of its systematic devaluation of tasks typically performed by women."

      1 point