The Google gender debate

This week, a Google engineer’s 10-page memo attacking diversity programmes sparked a furore, got him fired and fuelled criticism of Silicon Valley’s bias against women. Here’s the best of our comment, analysis and letters

Tech sector behaviour must live up to its powerful role in the economy and society

The familiar arguments about gender resurface in Silicon Valley

The Google engineer, however wrong, was challenging orthodoxies

Banks are little better than Silicon Valley at gender diversity in the top ranks

It is too soon to reverse policies, but open debate is welcome, writes Andrew Hill

Why should only the life choices of the traditionally inclined be deemed unhealthy?

From Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, London, UK

From Niels Erich, San Francisco, CA, US