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  1. Bard — I’m on a soapbox about this issue of ethics — completely lacking in practice or conversation here in the US as far as I can see, so here’s one of my rants tapping into the Google/gender dismissal of the guy who wrote the letter:
    I said:
    For all of its brilliance, and all of our eager utilization of science and technology, it is what’s accelerating the unstoppable ‘progress’ and endless ‘growth’ jeopardizing the natural-systems and elements upon which our existence depends.

    So how come, men like James Damor (just fired by Google) balk at their women colleagues having problematic “preferences and abilities” and weak “tech and leadership” skills without acknowledging the value of women’s — yes, biologically and neurologically different — strengths and qualities?

    What will it take for us to stop elevating linear masculinized left-brain leanings above what women are more physiologically and innately pre-disposed to be — ie, related and empathic. Considering, it is empathy that gives rise to ethics, perhaps those preferences and abilities are what could help save humanity from itself?

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