Monday, former Google engineer James Damore filed
a class-action lawsuitagainst his former employer, alleging
discrimination against conservatives, white people, and men. Among
other claims, Damore and the other complainants revealed that Google
fosters a diversity of "lifestyles," but excludes conservative
furnishes a large number of internal mailing lists catering to
employees with alternative lifestyles, including furries,
polygamy, transgenderism, and plurality, for the purpose of
discussing sexual topics," Damore et al. charged in the
suit. "The only lifestyle that seems to not be openly
discussed on Google’s internal forums is traditional heterosexual
March of 2017, Google's human resources (HR) department upbraided an
employee for conservative and traditional parenting techniques. The
department complained about this post: "If I had a child, I would
teach him/her traditional gender roles and patriarchy from a very
young age. That's the hardest thing to fix later, and our degenerate
society constantly pushes the wrong message."
did not find that this post, on its face, violated any of Google’s
policies, but your choice of words could suggest that you were
advocating for a system in which men work outside the home and women
do not, or that you were advocating for rigid adherence to gender
identity at birth," Google HR responded. "We trust that neither is
what you intended to say."
department continued, "We are providing you with this feedback so
that you can better understand how some Googlers interpreted your
statements, and so that you are better equipped to ensure that
Google is a place in which all Googlers are able to reach their full
other words, Google scolded the Google Employee for, among other
things, believing that gender identity is set at birth
biologically—a position held by the vast majority of the world’s
populace that Google professes to serve," Damore et al. wrote.
endorsement of gender identity based on biological sex is considered
beyond the pale, but according to the suit Google fosters many
"alternative lifestyles" beyond transgenderism. "Furries," for
instance, dress up and act like animals. A movement
of "human pups" mixes BDSM and gay sex with
the "lifestyle" of grown men dressing up and acting like dogs. One
of the more straightforward of these "lifestyles" — polygamy —
merely involves marrying more than one person, usually men marrying
may be the least easy to grasp. Damore et al. explained it in a
footnote. "For instance, an employee who sexually identifies as 'a
yellow-scaled wingless dragonkin' and 'an expansive ornate building'
presented a talk entitled 'Living as a Plural Being' at an internal
company event," the suit read.
addition to "furries," some people have adopted an animalistic
sexual identity. For instance, at least one transgender man didn't
stop with identifying as a woman. He — or, as he would prefer to be
called, "it" — has
"become" a dragon lady, and has undergone painful and
expensive surgery including tooth removal, horn implants, nose
modification, and the creation of a forked tongue. Born "Richard
Hernandez," the 55-year-old ex-human adopted the name "Eva
Tiamat Baphomet Medusa."
common parlance, this transgender dragon lady would fit into the
broader category of "Otherkin" — those who identify as non-human.
(No word on how soon they'd clamor for the removal of human rights.)
Indeed, one particularly crazed individual had
surgery to become an extraterrestrial.
any case, Damore's example of "plurality" at Google isn't just a
dragonkin like Eva Tiamat, however. The person (?) also identifies
as "an expansive ornate building." Do these identities alternate?
Does the person stand still for long periods of time, doing nothing?
Does Google pay for this time spent "identifying" as a building?
sexual identity involves just such a combination of more than one
sexual identity. This ex-human is not satisfied with identifying as
a (sadly, wingless) dragon, he/she/it also has to take on the
persona of a building. Still no word on how any of these identities
actually correlate with sexual activity or procreation — most likely
no one in his or her right mind wants to know.
this lawsuit is correct — and these are not the most questionable
claims in Damore's legal action — Google is indeed a topsy-turvy
world, endorsing what most people would consider a form of insanity
while rejecting traditional understandings of gender and sex as
beyond the pale.
gained notoriety by releasing
a memo criticizing the tech giant's
"ideological echo chamber" and suggesting that the gender gap in
STEM fields could trace back to biological differences between men
and women. His document was mischaracterized by the media, and
ironically inspired Google to double down on ideological conformity
employees to play hooky the next day.
other words, Google's response seemed to prove his point. For its
part, the tech company has expressed their willingness to face the
lawsuit in court, and their expectation of ultimate victory. Perhaps
they should not be so confident...