Apple employees On Wednesday, he circulated a petition to express his concern about a new attitude and his apparently problematic views about women and people of skin color.
In the petition – which is available at The edge – Employees reject hiring a former Facebook product manager and Chaos monkeys Author Antonio García Martínez. In his book, García Martínez describes his journey from Wall Street to Silicon Valley, and according to staff, his characterization of that journey – and the role women in particular played in it – is one of the main reasons for concern.
In the most offensive excerpts, García Martínez repeatedly accuses women as sex objects who are either shabbily dressed or dead in the corporate environment of Silicon Valley.
“There were few women who would be called conventionally attractive on Facebook.” García Martínez writes. “The few there were seldom or never dressed for work, with their femininity exhibited in the form of dresses and heels.
In another Passage currently García Martínez is making the rounds on Twitter, describing women in the Bay Area as “soft and weak, spoiled and naive, despite their claims of worldliness and generally full of shit … they become exactly the kind of useless baggage you are against exchange a box of shotgun shells or a canister of diesel. «
“It is so exhausting to be a woman in the technical field. I sit across from men who, because of my gender, think I’m soft and weak and generally full of shit, ”wrote an Apple employee on Twitter next to a screenshot of the passage in question. “It’s not even worth saying that I’ve worked tirelessly for each and every one of my accomplishments.”
García Martínez’s attitude “challenges parts of our inclusion system at Apple, including recruitment panels, background checks, and our process to ensure our existing culture of inclusion is strong enough to withstand those who do not share our inclusive values,” employees write.
Women in technology have long been haunted by ostentatious and persistent claims by men that they are inherently inferior or less suited to doing jobs in STEM areas, so you can imagine it feeling like a slap in the face for your company to hire the man who wrote the literal book about these stereotypes to sit next to you at your desk to sit.
While Apple has not yet directly commented on the setback, the company has received frequent criticism in recent years for its lack of workplace diversity. At the time of this writing Apple’s global workforce is currently 66 percent male and 47 percent of employees are white.