This week, news broke that a 26-year-old woman was named the head of Argentina’s bank. First, Argentines responded by trolling Delfina Rossi, who is the daughter of the country’s defense minister, Agustín Rossi. On Twitter, they made jokes that she asked for a country for her birthday, but had to settle for running the state-owned bank. Or they explained that they couldn’t wait to see how she would follow in her father’s footsteps and hurt Argentina.
Because of the accusations of nepotism and the harsh words directed at her, Delfina decided to speak out. “I don’t understand the attack by media powerhouses…the constant stigmatization against youth, discrimination against women, and the desire of some media outlets to question whatever decision or measure our government takes.” Delfina, who is about two weeks away from turning 27, cited her experience as the reason she got hired.
Still, people are not convinced. The same day she made her statements, they launched a Change.org petition to have her removed from her new role. In just two days, the petition has already garnered more than 25,000 signatures.