By Sherry Pasquarello,Senior Columnist/worldwidehippies.com
Yeppers, Mr. Google man, or should I say Mr. EX- Google man?
James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote the note, confirmed his dismissal in an email, saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” A Google representative didn’t immediately return a request for comment…
Really, you honestly think females can’t handle stress? We handle stress way better than you know and if you thought about it you’d be ashamed of what you said. For the most part females have always been responsible for the health and wellbeing of their children, the caregivers for elderly family and usually, the day to day finances in order to keep the family unit going all the while working to bring home a paycheck. Try that for stress. Even when most women weren’t in the workforce there were still many who for whatever reason had to work and so were subject to the stress of critical eyes of a society that looked down on mothers that worked outside of the home. In WWII, women took over the factory jobs and built the airplanes and other equipment needed for the men that were fighting that war; not to mention the nurses that went overseas and into danger to help heal the wounded THEN gave up those jobs after the war and readjusted their lives to accommodate the returning veterans.
Men handle stress better? Then why do so many men have to hit the bars before going home in order to destress? Perhaps you saw one or two females that didn’t handle stress as you thought they should; maybe the ones you saw really weren’t cut out for the positions they held, but to think and to have said what you assumed was the privilege to cover all women with that statement was ignorant and arrogant. Yes, there are differences in the physical make up of males and females but damn Skippy most any woman I’ve ever known handled and continue to handle stress far better than you seem to or you wouldn’t have felt the need to publically say what you did to relieve your stress of having to see your female coworkers as equal. My advice, work on yourself before you tar an entire gender with your obvious insecurities.