I laughed pretty long and loud at this quote from this story on nurses and teacher protesting recent comments by Governor Schwarzenegger:
"He behaves like an arrogant patriarch with respect to women's occupations," said Rose Ann De Moro, executive director of the California Nurses Association.
Women's occupations of teaching and nursing, huh? Maybe I'm the only one who finds this stand for "equality" quite funny, but that's too much for me to handle with a straight face.
While groups have driven themselves into a tizzy over Harvard President Lawrence Summers' comments, I'm sure this quote will garner little, if any attention. In my opinion, this comment is far and away more sexist and stereotypical than anything mentioned in Summers' speech. Granted, Summers is a guy, Rose is (I would assume) a woman, and Summers evidently is a bigger face in American society, but I think a thought like this that goes unnoticed goes to show how Summers' remarks were terribly blown out of proportion.