Should quality and superior performance be sacrificed for a diverse work force? An-ex Google employee who was concerned with how few women were in tech decided to fix the gender disparity problem by hiring lots of women when she eventually left Google to form her own tech company. Vidya Narayanan, a former Google engineer now says hiring women just for the sake of hiring women hurts the amazing women in tech.
Concerned with how male dominated her department and most of tech was, Vidya decided to hire more women when she eventually left Google to start UrbanAMA, A video ‘ask me anything’ service that she currently owns. Having received job applications from numerous and often more qualified men than women, she decided to hire the less qualified women anyway in order to increase the number of women in her firm.
However, despite her enthusiasm and drive, she eventually had to fire all her female employees after realizing that they were only bringing the firm down. She hadn’t hired them because they were qualified for job, but to fill a diversity quota. All the increase in salaries she implemented to motivate them did no good. Vidya is now back to being the only woman in the company:
We try hard, but again find ourselves with a 98% male candidate pool. You should know that we are an early stage startup that cannot afford market salaries. Despite that, we paid premium salaries to bring a few women who did well in our interviews. But, they lacked the energy to put us into overdrive. Worse, they were starting to drain the energy from the rest of the team. Eventually, we had to do the right thing for the company and let them go. I’m now back to being the only woman on the (tech) team.
She says she isn’t a a gender traitor, just a realist; Men and women tend to gravitate towards different fields and scopes of studies, she realizes that now. In fact, she realized that hiring less qualified women only hurt the few qualified ones. The less qualified women who inevitably led to poor performance only added to the stereotype of women being unqualified for tech work, making it harder for the qualified ones to get hired.
She notices the following diversity loop:
– We get upset about the state of gender diversity in tech
– We make a pact to hire more women
– The pool has (a lot) more men than women
– After some rounds of low to no success, we start to compromise and hire women just because we have to
– These women show up at work and perform not as great as we want them to
– It reinforces to the male population that was already peeved by the diversity push that women aren’t that good at tech after all
– They generalize that observation on the entire women in tech community
– Sooner or later, some such opinions get out there
– The feminists amongst us go crazy
– The diversity advocates are caught in a frenzy and make a pact to hire more women (again)
– This loops. Infinitely.
Vidya says feminists who want more women in tech should focus in getting more women to take an interest in tech, instead of forcing companies to hire less qualified women.
“F**K THE SYSTEM AND THE PATRIARCHY.”
— Lauren Jauregui, Jan. 21, 2017
Anti-American left-wing teachers at an all-girls Catholic school in Miami taught bisexual pop singer Lauren Jauregui the radical feminist beliefs that inspired her outspoken opposition to President Trump.
A member of the group Fifth Harmony, the 20-year-old Jauregui denounced Republican voters as “racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, a–holes” in a November rant in which she compared Trump to Hitler and declared her pride in being “a bisexual Cuban-American woman.” In that Nov. 18 message, Jauregui specifically cited her attendance at an all-girls Catholic school in condemning Republicans as “narrow-minded” and “selfish.” Saturday, Jauregui attended the pro-abortion “Women’s March on Washington,” obscenely condemning “patriarchy.”
Jauregui’s anti-GOP hatred shocked many Republicans, who have historically received strong support from Florida’s Cuban-American community, most of whom fled Cuba to escape the totalitarian anti-America regime established by Communist dictator Fidel Castro. Among Trump’s leading rivals for the 2016 GOP nomination were Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, both sons of Cuban immigrants.
In an interview with the feminist web site Nylon published today, Jauregui defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, and credited her feminist politics to attending Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart in Miami:
“I attribute everything that I feel and all of the passion that I have to that school. It’s an all-girls school, and it was instilled in me to be a confident and courageous woman. . . . And each individual girl was told how special she was and how much she could influence the world.”
In recent decades, many Catholic schools have emphasized a far-left “social justice” agenda influenced by Marxist “liberation theology,” a radical anti-American ideology that condemns capitalism. The role played by feminism in subverting the Catholic faith was exposed in Donna Steichen’s 1991 book Ungodly Rage: The Hidden Face of Catholic Feminism. Despite opposition from orthodox laity and clergy, left-wing feminists and militant homosexuals have taken over many nominally Catholic universities, including such schools as Marquette University, where the Gender Studies program promotes “queer feminism” and the administration threatened to fire a conservative professor for supporting Catholic moral doctrines. Lauren Jauregui’s condemnation of “patriarchy” echoes the anti-male ideology of feminists like Janice Raymond, Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, and Mary Daly.
In her 1973 book Beyond God the Father, Professor Daly announced that “Christianity itself should be castrated,” describing “the Second Coming of female presence not only as Antichrist but also as Antichurch,” as a “rising woman-consciousness” destroying the “Christocentric cosmos” (see “The Radical Theology of Feminism”).
In her Nylon interview, Lauren Jauregui called the Trump administration “a fascist regime” and said there is “a lot of hatred in the heart of the country . . .because it was built on slavery.” She also claimed that anyone who opposes her feminist agenda hates women:
I think the whole stigma of the word feminism is such a problem. The only reason that anyone has an aversion to it is because it includes the word “fem,” even though it’s an all-inclusive term. I think that aversion in general is the reason why we need [feminism]. If the word “feminism” bothers you, there’s a reason why it bothers you, and only because it involves women. . . .
I think if I do anything political, it would be activism. I don’t believe in our government, currently. I don’t believe in the way that things are going.
Without any evident sense of irony, Jauregui praised her father, who “supported me 1,000 percent, all the way.” Her father paid to send her to the elite private girls’ school in Miami where annual tuition is $31,800 and she learned to support Marxism, abortion and homosexuality.