Neil and Dan teach you the language the world’s media is using to discuss this story:
A software engineer working for Google, who criticised the company’s diversity policy in an internal memo, says he’s been sacked for perpetuating gender stereotypes.
James Damore had claimed there were biological causes for men and women having different preferences and abilities, which might explain the lack of women in leadership and technical roles.
Google has said it won’t discuss individual cases.
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Key words and phrases
causing argument or disagreement
hits a nerve
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