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Obama To Be The First Feminist President

From a special inaugural edition of Ms. Magazine:

Vision of Change

In choosing the cover for this special Inaugural issue, Ms. wanted to capture both the national and feminist mood of high expectations and hope as the 44th President of the United States takes the oath of office.

Expectations have only grown since the election, with President-Elect Obama now enjoying over 80% of the public’s support. Most people wish him well, and indeed hope he does “save” us from economic disasters, unending war and occupation, global warming, the decline in our international reputation, and relentless attacks on women’s rights, civil rights, human rights, science, privacy…the list goes on.

When the chair of the Feminist Majority Foundation board, Peg Yorkin, and I met Barack Obama, he immediately offered “I am a feminist.” And better yet, he ran on the strongest platform for women’s rights of any major party in American history. Feminist Karen Kornbluh, the platform’s principle author, ensured women’s rights, opportunities, advancement, and issues were addressed throughout the historic document.

Never has it been easy fighting for equality and social justice. The politics of Washington, our nation, and our world are tough. We have spent far too many years fighting to keep the ground we had already gained. Now is the time to move forward. We are in one of those rare transformational times in history.

Now is our time to think big. We cannot settle for less…too many women’s lives, too many people’s lives, depend on it.

In this spirit, the Editors of Ms. magazine have asked our readers and feminist leaders, experts, and activists to share their visions of what must be done to move forward at this extraordinary time.

How feminist of them:

Most people wish him well, and indeed hope he does “save” us from economic disasters, unending war and occupation, global warming, the decline in our international reputation, and relentless attacks on women’s rights, civil rights, human rights, science, privacy…

Wanting (even expecting) to be “saved” by a male.

Now is our time to think big. We cannot settle for less…too many women’s lives, too many people’s lives, depend on it.

And one is reminded of the etymology of the word “hysteria.”

(Thanks to BaghdadRunner for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, January 13th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

32 Responses to “Obama To Be The First Feminist President”

  1. Barbie says:

    Obama is Mr. Metrosexual…

    • JohnMG says:

      This is consistent with the oft stated comment that Obama doesn’t stand for anything in particular. That way everyone sees in him what it is the want to see.

      So in keeping with that thought, why not ……Mr. Bi-sexual? Or, Mr. Trans-sexual? Or, Mr. Poly-sexual?

      The world is 50% populated with idiots, right? (rhetorical question)

  2. proreason says:

    Obamy to Ms. magazine: “thanks, Honey”

  3. BillK says:

    Boy, Bill Clinton has got to be pretty pissed today, don’t you think?

    I mean, if Nina Burleigh was willing to give Bill oral sex for “keeping abortion legal” the White House will need to get a restraining order against her when Obama’s in office.

    Gives a whole new meaning to “the Big ‘O'”…

  4. Barbie says:

    Obambi’s shirt is not completely unbuttoned but if you could see under the writing – ‘This is what a feminist looks like’.. you’d see a picture of Sarah Palin.

  5. gipper says:

    I am tired of people portraying Obama as a savior–he is not. The real Superman stood for truth, justice, and the American way. Obama stands for dishonesty, injustice, and the un-American way. He is, in fact, Bizarro.

  6. heather08 says:

    The hypocrisy of the feminist movement was revealed when they supported Bill Clinton despite claims of sexual harrassment and rape. Only allegations, they say? What about (much milder) allegations against Clarence Thomas? And then again, when Condoleeza Rice became Secretary of State, and when Sarah Palin was nominated for VP (with all those kids? ). And finally, the most telling of all, when they ditched one of their own–Hillary Clinton–for Barack Obama. They are not for women’s rights. They are for any left-wing agenda that supports abortion. And if they can find a man to advance their agenda, so much the better.

    • JohnMG says:

      Simple minds are easily deluded. What amuses me about the rabid feminist crowd is how easily they lie to themselves. They actually believe their own press releases.

  7. 1sttofight says:

    Good Lord, I feel sick…

  8. Thank goodness I’m not a feminist.

  9. curvyred says:

    Very interesting choice for Ms. considering that it was proven that Barry paid his female staff members far less than his male staff members.

  10. BaghdadRunner says:

    well as I stated in the email to post this Obama “Our First Woman President” after all Billie was our “First Black President” it is only fitting since he beat Hillary he must assume the mantle. Can’t wait for our first gay President that should be in the making soon I bet too, thanks to the media and the Democrats

  11. Confucius says:

    Wow. This explains alot.

    Now we know why He has hair in his armpits but not on his chest, big breasts but no bra and is utterly humorless.

  12. U NO HOO says:

    “the strongest platform for women’s rights” unless the woman is the result of a botched abortion, well, then, just lie on a table and die.

  13. TickTock says:

    I’ve lived too long…

    Every feminist’s dream.. take off your clothes and find a black metrosexual hiding in your underwear….

    Lord have mercy….

  14. DEZ says:

    There you have it folks, Obama is a lesbian.

  15. 1republicanscientist says:

    put a bro on Him…..He’s got moobs.

    • JohnMG says:

      I guess you’d have to call him the first female president. Carter was the first ‘wussy’ (had to take a deep breath before I typed that), and Clinton was the first ‘arrested-adolescent’ president, and ‘first black’, too. First female is all that’s left.

      Poor Hillary.

  16. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    But wait, Obama can’t wait to kick his bitches, Michelle and the 2 daughters, off the stage can he?! Maybe Obama IS the ultimate feminist. He knows how to treat em! LMAO

  17. Zeusshiloh says:

    Is this what Arnold was talking about when he mentioned a “girlie man” several years back?

    I have long waited to hear from the feminist concerning the women in Iraq and Afghanistan. I think it will still be a long wait.

    People who love freedom rejoice when others are set free.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      “People who love freedom rejoice when others are set free.”

      4 years and counting…. “IF” ….we are luck enough to be delievered.

  18. the cyber ghost says:

    FLASH !!!…….Obama isThe First Effeminate President


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