Monday, August 8, 2016

President Obama - A Feminist

In an article in Glamour, Barack Obama writes, "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like." Very good analysis coming from our president. He says that for his daughters, it is important he is a feminist, because that is what they expect of all men.

Obama says that everywhere he goes across the country, and around the world, he sees people pushing back against dated assumptions about gender roles. We need to keep changing the attitude that punishes women for their sexuality and rewards men for their theirs.

He admits that as he looks back now he can see that when his daughters were young, he "helped out," but it was usually on his schedule and on his terms. The burden disproportionately and unfairly fell on wife Michelle. 

He notes that two hundred and forty years after our nation’s founding, and almost a century after women finally won the right to vote, for the first time ever, a woman is a major political party’s presidential nominee – an historic moment for America.