Yesterday employees of Google held protests on what they called the mistreatment of women and mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations of executives in the tech.
Yesterday men and women working in Tech giant Google around the world held protests against the harassment of women in the tech industry. This protest raised after one of Google’s top workers the developer of android system who had been accused of sexual misconduct in 2013 quit his job after allegations were found to be credible. Employees around the world marched against these behaviours, some saying “enough is enough”
The protests were carried out around the world, reports state that from Tokyo, Singapore, London, and San Francisco, protested for about an hour against the misconduct of males and frustration among women.
In some countries, the protestors used megaphones to address their reason for the protests.
These protests were not made of only females, but men were also seen among the protesters. In Massachusetts men reportedly outnumbered by 6 over 1.
“Time is up on sexual harassment!”, “Time is upon systemic racism. Time is upon abuses of power. Enough is enough!” Vicki Tardif holland shouted in Cambridge where about 300 people were gathered.
In San Francisco, about 1000 employees were reportedly the ones protesting, they claimed that “Women’s rights are Women’s rights”
“We’ve always been a vanguard company, so if we don’t lead the way, nobody else will,” a Google employee stated during protests in New York explaining that Google’s motto “do the right thing” and their professed Ideal slogan “ don’t be evil” is not being implemented.
The protesters demanded an end of forced arbitration in harassment and discrimination cases, gender pay equity.
In addition, they demanded that they should reduce the high concentration of white and Asian men in the industry.
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