In the 10-page, 3,300-word manifesto, the 28-year-old argues that a gender gap at Google exists not exclusively because of sexism, but in part because of "biological" differences between men and women. He presented a well-researched argument backed by some of the most respected scientific journals.
Among those who denounced Damore's views on female workers was former Google vice president-turned-Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who stated on Facebook that inequality in technology did not stem from gender differences. "For many, including myself, working at Google is a major part of their identity, nearly like a cult with its own leaders and saints".
Memegen, an internal forum that uses images overlaid with amusing captions, was filled with irreverent posts that openly mocked how an email discussing the memo from Sundar Pichai, Google's chief executive, had leaked to the media so quickly.
Damore said that he was largely ignored when the memo was circulating within the company, but when it went viral, those who disagreed with the content sent angry emails to the human resources department demanding that he be censored and punished.
In an email seen by Reuters on Thursday, Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said some company employees were being named personally on websites in relation to the incident. I don't think there's any doubt that few on the left bothered to read the entire 10 page Damore memo.
According to Singer, Google went against its own code of conduct in firing Damore.
"He has created a workplace culture in which those with opinions like Damore's will be intimidated into remaining silent", Singer added.
The second ad showing 'Goolag' is alluding to the Soviet Unions forced-labor camps known as the Gulag. Fired4Truth, widely believed to be Damore's Twitter account, is closing in on 50,000 followers in a matter of days.
Damore's firing outraged supporters of free speech across the United States.
Memegen is one of many outlets provided by Google to allow employees to express themselves, argue, criticise products or policies, and even protest decisions by management. Google should change its motto from "Don't be evil" to "Only be evil when it suits the narrative".