How is it sacrificing the dignity of thousands of female employees if you ignore one employee who happens to expresses a stupid opinion? Did he have a history of harassment or uncooperativeness with female employees? Or was he just some random mook frustrated with the fact that he couldn't openly express himself? I guess we just disagree on some fundamental issues. I've always believed that free speech should trump people's feeling and that if a large segment of population didn't collectively flip it's shit after reading the rant of some random Google employee, this whole thing would be a non-issue. I agree, but would it have gone viral if people weren't so shocked that some random cog in a multinational corporation held an unpopular opinion and openly voiced it? Also, does the fact that he posted it to an internal forum really make a difference? It could have gone viral just as easily if he's posted it on his public facebook profile and got in trouble because one of his coworkers read it and reported him to HR. Then we'd talking about the right to free speech on social media.