Thank goodness for a voice of reason regarding Lawrence Summers. Sheryl Sandburg, COO of Facebook, lays out his record on working for women's equality in education and the sciences while at Harvard and the World Bank, as well as family-friendly government policies while at the Treasury Department.
I agree, his gaffe was bad, and completely inappropriate from the President of Harvard. But put in context, it was an academic thought exercise aimed at identifying the causes of the paucity of women in science, in order to address the issue, not excuse it. That gaffe alone should not disqualify him from a post at the Treasury Department.