You have to love the era we live in. Apple “parts ways” with a person they just hired because of something he wrote in a book in 2018. Was he fired? Did he leave voluntarily? The WSJ doesn’t say. But the following is the best part.
At Apple, we have always strived to create an inclusive, welcoming workplace where everyone is respected and accepted,” an Apple spokesman said. “Behavior that demeans or discriminates against people for who they are has no place here.Wall Street Journal
Let’s stop and think about that quote from Apple. How inclusive is it when you “part ways” with someone because they expressed themselves a few years ago in a manner some people didn’t like? Misogyny is not a crime. Is it even a fireable offense?
Did he say any of these things while at Apple? Did he say nasty things in any workplace setting? Did he commit acts of violence against anyone? It doesn’t seem so. Exactly what did he do? According to a letter written by miffed Apple employees this is what he wrote.
In one, Mr. García Martínez wrote: “Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of shit.”
In other passages, he referred to women based on his attraction to their bodies and said “most women” at Facebook and in the Bay Area didn’t know “how to dress.” In another passage dealing with fundraising, he said an “equity round is having to convince five women to do a sixsome with you,” he wrote.Wall Street Journal
I think he should sue Apple for workplace discrimination. It should be unlawful to discriminate against someone who once said some thing someone didn’t like prior to his employment at that company.
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