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the manifesto, written by a google engineer, makes the following claims:
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google should strive for diversity and everyone should be judged as individuals.
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in its quest for diversity google's leftist bias has caused it to pursue a sub-optimal strategy.
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the strategy is employed by authoritarian means which causes self-censorship of ideas and illegal discrimination hurting google.
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the manifesto lists examples of the facts missed due to left bias and how incorporating these facts can actually aid in diversity.
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predictably the left is freaking out calling this an anti-diversity screed which isnt accurate. the author writes diversity is desirable.
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i also agree that there is an emerging authoritarianism in the left which stifles the sharing of ideas and perspectives.
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and that ironically many of the tactics used to fight discrimination are themselves discriminatory, illegal.
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it is also obvious that there are biological gender differences.
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the problem is that the author lists many differences that are not obviously genetic and may very well be caused by culture.
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the author then prescribes policy on these incorrect assumptions.
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it can be true that Not all of womens' wage gap is due to discrimination, and also that discrimination and culture is still a big problem.
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efforts should absolutely be undertaken to increase diversity, but it should not be out of bounds to discuss and question.
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argument and debate can educate people as to the need for diversity and to create a more welcoming, fairer environment for women.
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shaming away questions is a lazy and counterproductive strategy.
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it leaves the most ideological opponents to answer those questions instead of providing a compelling argument for diversity.
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it's short-sighted because much of the current defense relies on anti-scientific assertions about men and women.
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these are very easy to point out and therefore undermine much of the existing argument from the left.
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the correct approach is to correctly articulate these differences and show why diversity is desirable because of them!
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also that irrespective of biological differences company culture still harms women and remedy is required.