A Google employee, James Damore, wrote a ‘manifesto’ explaining why he thought the focus on gender and racial diversity and it’s inability to cultivate political diversity was going to harm Google. This, fortunately, did not go down well with many people and he was fired. These links track the story and the wider discussions it generated.
So, about this Googler’s manifesto
This is a great piece with one of the best explanations of what it’s like to work in engineering (and STEM in general) I’ve seen.
Essentially, engineering is all about cooperation, collaboration, and empathy for both your colleagues and your customers. If someone told you that engineering was a field where you could get away with not dealing with people or feelings, then I’m very sorry to tell you that you have been lied to. Solitary work is something that only happens at the most junior levels, and even then it’s only possible because someone senior to you — most likely your manager — has been putting in long hours to build up the social structures in your group that let you focus on code.