Young Female Scientist clued me in to the discussion about Obama appointing Larry Summers as Treasury Secretary.
This is so disturbing to me! I used to work with Project Exploration, a non-profit promoting the involvement of inner city kids in science, particularly through Sisters for Science where I did after school presentations for girls and just generally hung out at retreats and such as an example of a woman in science. (More clues for those of you interested in who I am). The Obamas were strong supporters of the program, and I know at least Michelle attended one of the big fundraising events for PE over the last few years. They have smart, with-it young daughters, and I bet it would really piss them both off to know that this guy might think their daughters might just be inherently not smart enough to be whoever and whatever they want to be.