Concerning the now infamous diversity memo that led to the ouster of a heretical engineer at Google, Kelly Ellis reports that “some women who still work at the company stayed home Monday because the memo made them “uncomfortable going back to work.”
Oh the irony. Daniel Payne informs us that the heretic, James Damore, explained, in part, why he believed there is a “gender gap” in tech fields—namely because, on average, women are, in a variety of ways, predisposed to avoid the high-stress world of technology.”
And women at the company react by — wait for it, wait for it — avoiding a high-stress situation at the company.
All of which makes me wonder whether Google should install in its offices some Victorian-style swooning couches like the one pictured above. This will allow these delicate flowers to actually come to work, but at the same time give them a place to swoon and wave hankies when they have a case of the vapors.
Thankfully, O’Leary is made of sterner stuff.