Susan Hall is an Intellectual Property (IP) & Information Techology (ICT) lawyer and is rated as one of the country's top IT lawyers by 'In Brief' magazine. She is currently a partner at a prestigious UK Law firm and she loves writing, reading and sailing.
Is Google Now Searching Its Soul?
'The standard you walk past is the standard you accept.'
The ten-page anti-diversity manifesto circulating round Google is simply the latest round in the ongoing exclusion of women and minorities from tech. The cod-evolutionary biology relied on by its anonymous author is a pile of tosh with a long and murky pedigree, and feeds directly into both white supremacism and misogyny. The manifesto ignores the actual history of tech in favour of assumptions and baselesss generalisations.
The Google doc is the tip of an iceberg of discrimination and harassment. What is to be done?