Google and it’s continuing ‘discrimination’ issues

Even with Google’s current dispute with the U.S. Department of Labor, about which an agency official testified/described as “systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across the entire workforce; and another DOL official told The Guardian that “compelling evidence of very significant discrimination against women in the most common positions at Google headquarters” had been discovered; apparently some men at Google feel like they are the ones being discriminated against.  :-/

As per Louise Matsakis via Motherboard writes, “The document said that improving racial and gender diversity is less important than making sure conservatives feel comfortable expressing themselves at work.”

Seriously??!!  So consideration for ‘conservatives’ is more important that consideration for other races and genders.  O_O

Wow.

So even though the writer of this piece was not initially revealed, it’s obvious from the start that he is a Caucasian man.  And he’s been feeling slighted.  Welcome to our world.

Some internal Google employee reactions to the internal memo, “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber:  How bias clouds our thinking about diversity and inclusion“:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ywpamw/internal-reaction-to-google-employees-manifesto-show-anti-diversity-views-have-support

“11 Signs of Gaslighting in a Relationship” -Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.

This is only a small part of an article from Psychology Today. It can be found in its entirety here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-signs-gaslighting-in-relationship

People who gaslight typically use the following techniques:

1. They tell blatant lies.

2. They deny they ever said something, even though you have proof.

3. They use what is near and dear to you as ammunition.

4. They wear you down over time.

5. Their actions do not match their words.

6. They throw in positive reinforcement to confuse you. 

7. They know confusion weakens people. 

8. They project.

9. They try to align people against you.

10. They tell you or others that you are crazy.

11. They tell you everyone else is a liar.

The more you are aware of these techniques, the quicker you can identify them and avoid falling into the gaslighter’s trap.

Some looming deadlines of PetSmart Charities Inc….

A couple of the PetSmart Charities grant programs have fast-approaching deadlines:

Deadline: 30 June 2017

Intake Diversion: This grant category focuses on reducing pet homelessness by helping organizations make wellness services, behavioral training and education more accessible to pet parents.  https://www.petsmartcharities.org/pro/grants/intake-diversion

Keeping Pets and Families Together: This grant is dedicated to providing support through life’s toughest moments by creating resources for families facing homelessness, victims and survivors of domestic violence, and/or military leave that would enable them to keep their pet. https://www.petsmartcharities.org/pro/grants/keeping-pets-families-together

Their full calendar can be viewed here: https://www.petsmartcharities.org/pro/grants/grants-calendar

More millennial blaming… ugh. 

I object to the assumption/implication/inference in this article that millennials’ parents are baby boomers. 

Not true. 

I’m the parent of a “millennial” and my generation did not cause this economic situation and are also victims of those who ‘came before’. :-/

‘Psychologically scarred’ millennials are killing dozens of industries — and it’s their parents’ fault

Interesting article and links re Eviction:

“Q&A: Exposing the realities of eviction” by Matthew Desmond

Link: https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=191125&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click

Just Shelter – Founded by Matthew Desmond and Tessa Lowinske Desmond to raise awareness of the human cost of the lack of affordable housing in America and to amplify the work of community organizations working to preserve affordable housing, prevent eviction, and reduce family homelessness. Link to site: http://justshelter.org/

The Evicted Book Foundation – Set up to directly benefit the families in Evicted. The board of the Evicted Book Foundation includes Matthew Desmond, Tessa Lowinske Desmond, Devah Pager, Ruth Lopez Turley, and Bruce Western. Link to donate: via PayPal

Millennials are People

Wow. 

What’s with the increase in millennial bashing lately?

It’s couched in supposed humor, but it’s hateful just the same.

And what’s truly ironic, to me anyway, is that half of these people who criticize millennials for things like, ‘not having real jobs’ and ‘wanting to gain fame and fortune for their actions on social media outlets’, are doing just that themselves?!?!

W? T? F?

Examples:

John Crist — https://youtu.be/RGvrmltfMrA

Micah Taylor — https://youtu.be/hLpE1Pa8vvI

How about we ALL just stop the hate. 

It’s getting just a bit soul crushing.

Find something positive to do with your lives.