The April 1 article on the speech of the mayor of Itamar, Israel, to The Moriah School in Englewood caught my eye but for all the wrong reasons. It was clear in the picture the women/young ladies were in the “back of the bus,” set well behind the speaker at the podium and the men/young gentlemen in the hall. It is a disturbingly clear picture of the second-place role women have even in a school which is known for its quality of education. You wonder why the setup, since you can see there are flexible screens that would allow both the ladies and the men to have equal access to this discussion. Just when I think the role of women is expanding to accommodate the potential of our peers, this type of scene reinforces the long pathway to real equality in intellectual pursuits.