Tuesday, February 13, 2007

It's about time

With the naming of Drew Gilpin Faust as Harvard University's new president, it's the first time in history that fully half of Ivy League colleges have females at the helm.

Go you, ladies! It's about time.

Gilpin Faust is a breath of fresh estrogen for Harvard, which hasn't had a female president in its 370-year history until now. She's a welcome contrast to their prior prez, Larry Summers, who opined that there were fewer women than men in the higher ranks of math and science because we're simply deficient - e.g., not as smart as our counterparts with dicks.

Well, Larry, I hope you're smarting over the fact that a woman much smarter than you got your job.

And may I say tactfully, Fucking hurray!


Darth Weasel said...

"breath of fresh estrogen"

early returns have this down as candidate for line of the year

leftcoast said...

I am hoping for the day when the apellation "female" or "black" or "gay" need not precede an office because the polulace is already gender/race/sexual-preference blind.

Having said that, I must also note that I wouldn't vote for a woman merely because of her gender--Hilary Clinton comes to mind.