I am currently taking a Women and Gender Studies course, and Janet Yellen has been a huge topic about how she is such a business women and how fabulous she is. (FYI- Janet Yellen is the new head of the Federal Reserve). I do not want to diminish Yellen’s accomplishments in any way, shape or form but, she is not great because she’s a woman. She worked hard, learned a lot, and that is how she got to such a prestigious position. Is it sexism that Obama pushed Larry Summers to become the next Head of the Federal Reserve? Probably not, Summers is a known financial contributor to the Obama administration, and probably wanted the position. Summers was not unqualified for the position either- in fact he studied under Yellen at Harvard before becoming a professor there himself. However, in the end Yellen was next in line and more qualified. So the media made many comparisons between Summers and Yellen because…? Obama wanted Summers to hold the position, and he is still the leader of the nation. Even if Summers was not the best option, Obama’s opinion holds a lot of clout, and people became enraged when he tried to push someone to a position that Yellen obviously deserved, and she has the position. The medias continuous coverage of her will not cause her to lose what she worked so hard for.