Male Yahoo! Employees Celebrate April Fool’s Too Early by Filing Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
Were men starting to feel left out of the gender discrimination uprising in tech over the past few years? That’s the only way I can explain the report that former Yahoo! editorial director Gregory Anderson filed a lawsuit against the company for intentionally hiring women, even though Yahoo! is 62% male, 76% of which are in leadership roles. Dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria!
According to The Guardian, Anderson alleges that Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer “encouraged and fostered the use of the QPR Program to accommodate management’s subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo’s male employees.”
Translation: Anderson is basically saying that Meyer is biased because she wants to hire more women to round out the sausage fest that is currently plaguing Silicon Valley. Seems legit! But only in Bizarro World.
If this is a landscape where men feel threatened by the push for diversity, it’s only because they’ve had it too good for too long. The last time I checked, it’s not illegal to enact diversity initiatives for your company, even if it results in a few white dudes not getting hired for jobs other people are equally capable of doing. If it’s against the law to desire more diversity in every area of a white washed, boner-filled industry, then lock me the hell up.