There was an article in the NYT the other day about Harvard naming their first female president. The big story of the State of the Union was over the "first female Speaker". It is sad to me that in 2007 there is the need to highlight one's gender in this way. I long for the days when the headlines omit "female" and simple celebrate the naming of a new head, be it female or male. It's not gender equality when you have to point out the sex of the person holding the position in order for it to be news.