Woman who flipped off Trump’s motorcade gets fired

 

A photo of a woman giving President Donald Trump’s motorcade the middle finger went viral more than a week ago.

People on social media hailed Juli Briskman as a “she-ro.” A hashtag, #her2020, arose.

However, her employer, government contractor Akima LLC, was not pleased with the middle-fingered salute.

They fired the 50-year-old mother of two over it.

A White House photographer traveling with the president snapped a picture of Trump’s motorcade passing a bicyclist when he left a golf course in Sterling, Va., last week.

“He was passing by and my blood just started to boil,” Briskman told HuffPost. “I’m thinking DACA recipients are getting kicked out. He pulled ads for open enrollment in Obamacare. Only one-third of Puerto Rico has Continue reading “Woman who flipped off Trump’s motorcade gets fired”

Engineer behind Google anti-diversity memo has been reportedly fired

 

In San Francisco, The Google engineer who wrote an anti-diversity manifesto that has roiled the company and Silicon Valley has been fired, according to reports.

Recode and Bloomberg both reported Monday night that the yet unnamed author has left the company.

Google declined to confirm the firing.

The essay by the male engineer began to circulate within the company last week. Titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber,” it suggests the company encourage “ideological” rather than gender diversity and contends that women don’t make up 50% of the company’s tech and leadership positions because of differences in their preferences and abilities, not sexism.

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