Ultraviolet

Equality at a Higher Freqency

Ultraviolet: Equality at a Higher Frequency

Tell President Obama: No to Summers at the World Bank!

President Obama will nominate someone to head up the World Bank very soon. News reports say Larry Summers is leading his short-list. But Summers would be a terrible pick. Summers has a long history of making sexist comments--like saying girls don't have the genetic gifts to do well in math and science like boys do. And the World Bank has a lot of power over the education and training of women and girls in developing countries. We need a nominee who believes girls have the same potential as boys.

Can you sign the petition telling Obama not to nominate Summers? The media is just starting to cover this story and if enough of us speak out we can make it clear to them and President Obama that people everywhere think Summers is the wrong pick. 

Our message to President Obama:

"Please don't nominate Larry Summers to head the World Bank. Summers has a long history of making sexist comments and the World Bank has so much control over the lives of women and girls in developing countries. We need someone there who believes that women and girls have the same potential as men and boys."