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Engineers Are Organizing A Walk Out Against Google's Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser

By BuzzFeed News

In response to a story about Google paying and protecting former executive Andy Rubin following an investigation into sexual misconduct, a group of 200 Google employees are organizing a “women’s walkRead full story

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  • Here's the problem with routinely hiring the smartest people in the world: they have opinions about which they are usually well informed and they are ready to act on.

  • Sexual misconduct in the workplace must see its demise. Whatever life one lives, and the livelihood they choose, no one should ever feel threatened in any way in their workplace.

    There is also much to be said about how these engineers are choosing to protest. Organizing a walk-out is a time tested, practical, and poignant way to make a mission known. Google has one of the most prominent company profiles on earth, and a protest of their coveted technical brain trust is the last thing they could ever

    Sexual misconduct in the workplace must see its demise. Whatever life one lives, and the livelihood they choose, no one should ever feel threatened in any way in their workplace.

    There is also much to be said about how these engineers are choosing to protest. Organizing a walk-out is a time tested, practical, and poignant way to make a mission known. Google has one of the most prominent company profiles on earth, and a protest of their coveted technical brain trust is the last thing they could ever want. Walking out upon the world stage sends an unequivocal message as little else could.

    If indeed Google no longer wishes to have their dirty laundry aired in detail to the world, then it is time they expeditiously clean house for good.

  • Christina Passarella
    Christina Passarella Project Manager

    Good for these employees for standing up to bayside management practices in a public way that will garner attention when they’re inevitably retaliated against. Enough is enough with these sorry excuses for men not only getting away with horrendous behavior, but being handsomely rewarded for it.

  • As much as I support this walk and I wished it was supported by more people, I'm still baffled that this got 200 employees mobilized but non went on a walk against building a tool to aid an authoritarian regime that runs State sponsored concentration camps and makes people disappear, even if they're president of Interpol.

  • Important development. People are demanding more accountability from their employers and the companies they interact with. This trend will not be reversing any time soon, so company leaders should be working towards an understanding of how to do more transparent and accountable business.

  • The expression “hit ‘em where it hurts” applies 10x for developers...

  • Jacob Frazier
    Jacob FrazierMerker at Muffasta

    Project Maven, Dragonfly, golden-parachuting ‘sexually corrosive individuals’ (Let us call it what it is, sexual predators.)

    Must anything else be said about the hypocrisy-society Google harbors in their executive branches?

  • I have an odd take on MeToo. I think it partly starts with the parents of children athletes https://caseystrikesout.wixsite.com/website/blog/thursdays-with-trump-all-i-need-to-know-i-learned-the-first-season-on-the-apprentice

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