Silicon Valley is one of America’s great success stories. The high tech mecca has produced scores of new businesses and countless jobs, not just in the Valley but in the nation and around the world.
What could be wrong with that?
If you belong to the Diversity Police, there’s a lot wrong with that.
Apparently, Silicon Valley suffers from a lack of diversity. The employees of these companies are male and nearly entirely white and Asian. The numbers for women are better than the numbers for minorities, but still, most of the women are working in the less sexy fields like marketing and administration.
One must understand that the high tech oligarchs are not against diversity. They do not belong to the Tea Party. They are not Republicans. In fact, they are active supporters of liberal and progressive causes.
Who knows why things are as they are, but feminists do not like it. They are launching an attack on Silicon Valley. They do not care about profit and loss. They do not care about job creation. They know nothing about business, anyway. They certainly do not care about what men or women want out of their careers or their lives.
Empty headed bean counters that they are, feminists want the companies to reflect natural gender difference.
The Atlantic reports the feminist view of business, such as it is not:
Now what? Assuming the goal is to get to 50/50—workforce representation that reflects the gender makeup in the real world—how long could that take? And by what means? (Based on how long it has taken for the gender pay gap to shrink, it could take another half-century for women to get equal pay, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research.)
So, Silicon Valley is being put on notice. The feminist Diversity Police are on their case.
Good luck, guys.