Recently, some people in the press have chosen to take on Michelle Obama as the favorite villain to attack. It smacks of the kind of press that Senator Clinton complained about during her campaign. Do you call it sexist? Is it fair game? The most frustrating thing about it is the fact that in the case of Michelle Obama, the sexism takes a different twist. It would certainly be totally unacceptable If some called Senator Clinton, the former first lady, Bill’s “baby momma”. How about calling First Lady Laura Bush Georges’ “baby momma. To do so would no doubt bring forth cries of treason, not just from defenders of womens’ issues but from the country at large. Yet, in today’s atmosphere, there has been no outcry in defense of Michelle Obama. Why? Please read the following article and see what you think.
The Loud Silence Of Feminists Saturday, June 21, 2008; Page A17
Saturday, June 21, 2008; Page A17
Michelle Obama has become an issue in the presidential campaign even though she isn’t running for anything. An educated, successful lawyer, devoted wife and caring mother has been labeled “angry” and unpatriotic and snidely referred to as Barack Obama’s “baby mama.”
Democrats, Republicans, independents, everyone should be offended.
And this black woman is wondering: Where are Obama’s feminist defenders? Read on…
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