Google CEO Sundar Pichai slams gender differences memo

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"Google's firing of James Damore is the flashpoint here", he said.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai [pictured above] denounced the memo in an email on Monday for "advancing harmful gender stereotypes" and said he was cutting short a vacation to hold a town hall with staff on Thursday.

The town hall comes amid a report from The Guardian that as many as 60 women are considering filing a class action lawsuit against Google, alleging sexism and wage disparity.

Memo author James Damore, 28, received jeers, cheers and a job offer from WikiLeaks, while the debate raged on social media and some tech firms took steps to prevent similar episodes from embroiling their companies. And one employee said his managers' reaction to Mr. Damore's firing "has made it explicitly clear that any view not left (of) center is not welcome".

But, as the employee memo shows, not everyone at Google is happy with this.

Another question asked how to combat Damore's assertion that Google has a lower bar for diversity candidates.

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In his memo, he said among other things women are unsuited to be good engineers because they're more interested in people than ideas. Black or Hispanic workers: only about six percent in the U.S.

In other words, Google and its nonprofit allies are fighting efforts to amend a law to crack down on human trafficking because they say it would inhibit free speech, yet when one of Google's employees says something true yet outside the bounds of liberals' comfort zone, he is immediately fired. He added that the memo originally was 10 pages and was leaked with much of that scientific data supporting his gender views edited out.

Damore, whose memo also accused his company of being biased against conservatives, has used his new-found infamy to defend his case in multiple interviews, including a 45-minute session with right-wing YouTube host Stefan Molyneux.

Another employee said she feels comfortable discussing the diversity program with colleagues "but I'm in the majority that thinks they're fair and necessary".

Eileen Naughton, Google's human-resources chief, said at the meeting that she was pleased to see employees holding spontaneous support groups after the election.

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