Unless you consider the possibility that since Google is participating in a culture which discourages women to seek out computer science degrees, it is therefore perpetuating the problems protestors are standing against. When a company as powerful as Google is more interested in maintaining the status quo than it is in driving social change, then the company is a part of the problem.
Hm. I doubt you’d agree that the Koch Corporation(s) should be driving social change. I suspect your last sentence only applies to corporations you think agree with your own personal views.
Google, btw, does invest in programs which encourage women to major in computer science.
By only hiring computer science graduates at the same gender rate as their colleges, and not developing ways to address issues around why less women even attempt computer science programs, Google is effectively a driving force behind the problems protestors are organizing against.
The moment any company starts hiring based on social issues rather than qualifications, I short the stock.
dooming efforts for social change before they can begin.
Why do you assume that a 1:1 ratio in computer science degree selection is desirable or necessary? What is your quantitative basis for such a belief?
How is it that we are better served as an economy and a society if all occupations break down 50/50 by gender? I quite agree that compsci professions are better served if women are represented by some critical mass (20%?) just as nursing and teaching are better served if men are represented at some critical mass.
But there is really no need to set statistical parity as some sort of holy grail. No reason to think that in the least.