In it, he argued that maybe women were not equally represented in tech because they were biologically less capable of engineering. Paul Graham, who founded an influential start-up incubator, Y Combinator, posted two articles about how the science behind Mr. Another start-up investor, John Durant, wrote that “Charles Darwin himself would be fired from Google for his views on the sexes.” Mr. Weinstein said there was “a sea of brilliant women” and that more needed to be done to “figure out how to more fully empower them.” “What Google did was wake up sectors of society that weren’t into these issues before,” said Paul Elam, who runs A Voice for Men, a men’s rights group.He said his organization had seen more interest from people in Silicon Valley.They argue for everything from male separatism to an end to gender diversity efforts.Now, as the nation’s technology capital — long identified as one of the more hostile work environments for women — reels from a series of high-profile sexual harassment and discrimination scandals, these conversations are gaining broader traction.Finally, it has individually controlled gas-fired heat and on-demand hot water. is a 24-unit, three building, pet-friendly co-op dating from 1931 which has good reserves and low maintenance.Best of all there is a large shared landscaped garden featuring: patio seating and picnic areas; gas and charcoal BBQ grills; individual and shared gardening plots; and outdoor storage for bikes and strollers. Marks Avenue unit 2B, a light-filled move-in ready two bedroom co-op with four window exposures on each side.Though studies and surveys show there is no denying the travails women face in the male-dominated industry, some said that the line for what counted as harassment had become too easy to cross and that the push for gender parity was too extreme a goal.
He is represented by Harmeet Dhillon, a local firebrand lawyer.“It’s become fashionable in Silicon Valley for people like James, a white man, to be put into a category of less desirable for promotion and advancement,” Ms. “Some companies have hiring goals like ‘We’ll give you a bonus if you’re a hiring manager and you hire 70 percent women to this organization.’ That’s illegal.” Two men who worked at Yahoo sued the company for gender discrimination last year.Reid Hoffman, Linked In’s founder, asked investors to sign a “decency pledge.” Many companies reiterated that they needed to improve work force diversity. at a large event and another female executive who was asked to interview at a venture fund because they ‘feel like they need to hire a woman,’” said Dick Costolo, the former chief of Twitter, who now runs the fitness start-up Chorus.“In just the last 48 hours, I’ve spoken to a female tech executive who was grabbed by a male C. “We should worry about whether the women-in-tech movement has gone too far sometime after a couple of these aren’t regularly happening anymore.” But those who privately thought things had gone too far were given a voice by James Damore, 28, a soft-spoken Google engineer. Damore, frustrated after another diversity training, wrote a memo that he posted to an internal Google message board. Graham said in an email that there needed to be more distinction between fact and policy, and Mr.Many men now feel like “there’s a gun to the head” to be better about gender issues, said Rebecca Lynn, a venture capitalist at Canvas Ventures, and while “there’s a high awareness right now, which is positive, at the same time there’s a fear.” The backlash follows increasingly vulgar harassment revelations in Silicon Valley.Several female engineers and entrepreneurs this year named the men they accused of harassing them, and suddenly tech’s boys’ club seemed anything but impervious.Best of all there is a large shared landscaped garden featuring: patio seating and picnic areas; gas and charcoal BBQ grills; individual and shared gardening plots; and outdoor storage for bikes and strollers.