CNN just teased a segment by saying the Google memo said women weren’t “biologically fit” for tech.

CNN just teased a segment by saying the Google memo said women weren’t “biologically fit” for tech.

CNN ✔ @CNN
Google CEO cuts vacation short to address controversial memo that argued women aren’t biologically fit for tech jobs http://cnn.it/2ulG16Z
6:23 PM – Aug 8, 2017

And then this a little later:

They apparently also ran a segment with the same phony anti-diversity premise, suggesting that the memo argues that women aren’t biologically fit for tech jobs.

But that’s not at all what the memo said, as Ben Shapiro points out this morning:

Women Are Biologically Unfit For Tech. CNN actually ran a segment today claiming that this was Damore’s suggestion. That’s patently false. In fact, Damore openly says the opposite. The media seem completely unable to comprehend the difference between the statement “women on average are different from men” and “this particular woman is different from this particular man.” That’s because they are stupid, on average. But here’s Damore, explicitly stating that women are not unqualified as individuals:

I’m not saying that all men differ from all women in the following ways or that these differences are “just.” I’m simply stating that the distribution of preferences and abilities of men and women differ in part due to biological causes and that these differences may explain why we don’t see equal representation of women in tech and leadership. Many of these differences are small and there’s significant overlap between men and women, so you can’t say anything about an individual given these population level distributions.

He reiterates that point later in the memo:

I’m also not saying that we should restrict people to certain gender roles; I’m advocating for quite the opposite: treat people as individuals, not as just another member of their group (tribalism).

Twitter responded quickly to CNN’s phony premise.

Sean Davis ✔ @seanmdav
Calling the memo “anti-diversity” is a blatant lie. Is anyone at @CNN capable of feeling shame for such dishonesty? https://twitter.com/CNN/status/894746256508977152 …
7:45 PM – Aug 8, 2017

CNN just teased a segment by saying the Google memo said women weren’t “biologically fit” for tech.

NO NO NO. Read it. Please God, read it.

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