The voice of the people is now heard by Apple.
Thanks to The Verge, a group of employees from Apple Inc. have their voices heard by the Cupertino-based company. All of the employees reported a certain Antonio Garcia Martinez, which they found ‘sexist,’ ‘racist,’ and ‘misogynist’ because of his published book titled ‘Chaos Monkeys.’
Who is Antonio Garcia Martinez?
Martinez, a former Facebook product manager and author of the book Chaos Monkeys, was recently hired by Apple. There’s no details how long he was working with the tech company. Until one day, a group of Apple employees started to create a petition against Martinez.
They have been telling the company to remove Martinez in his new position after revealing his controversial authored book. In the petition, employees were concerned about Martinez’s view to women and people of color after reading his book. They found snippets from his authored piece that contain ‘misogynistic’ views against women, working in a tech company.
Here are some of the snippets captured by the petition:
Most women in the Bay Area are soft and weak, cosseted and naive despite their claims of worldliness, and generally full of shit. They have their self-regarding entitlement feminism, and ceaselessly vaunt their independence, but the reality is, come the epidemic plague or foreign invasion, they’d become precisely the sort of useless baggage you’d trade for a box of shotgun shells or a jerry can of diesel.
There were few women one would call conventionally attractive at Facebook. The few there were rarely if ever dressed for work with their femininity on display in the form of dresses and heels. A fully turned out member of the deuxième sexe in a conference room was as clear an angel of death as a short-barreled .38 Special revolver. Gokul gave an awkward smile, and bolted out the door the moment I sat down. I looked across the table. If her look was supposed to disarm me, she needed either more cleavage or more charm.
PMMess, as we’ll call her, was composed of alternating Bézier curves from top to bottom: convex, then concave, and then convex again, in a vertical undulation you couldn’t take your eyes off of. Unlike most women at Facebook (or in the Bay Area, really) she knew how to dress; forties-style, form-fitting dresses from neck to knee were her mainstay. Her blond hair was offset by olive skin, and bright blue eyes shone like headlights from her neotenic face.
Apple removes Martinez
More than 2,000 Apple employees signed the petition to fire Martinez from his position. His other social media accounts were already deactivated or removed. After the controversies, Apple reportedly had an immediate meeting wherein they decided to let go of Martinez, permanently.
In the statement emailed to The Verge, an Apple spokesperson said: “At Apple, we have always strived to create an inclusive, welcoming workplace where everyone is respected and accepted. Behavior that demeans or discriminates against people for who they are has no place here.”
As of now, Martinez is still not able to reach anyone, or even give an explanation behind his controversial book.