3 Days, 3 Quotes Tag

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
  3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

  1. Thank you to Laura Beth at Hot Shot Headlines for tagging me!
  2. See below!
  3. I’m not nominating anyone, today or otherwise, but feel free to do this tag if you so choose!

President Obama - From His Glamor Article

This quotation comes from a BRILLIANT article that President Barack Obama wrote for Glamour about why he’s a feminist, & proudly so.  I think this really speaks to the crux of the issue when it comes to gender equality – we start training children, from the moment they’re born, to fit very narrow gender roles that exist only as a cultural construct.

From that stems almost every issues that people face as adults: not fitting into either gender’s constructs, being accused of presenting as too feminine, being accused of presenting as too masculine (although this is an accusation rarely lobbed as male-presenting people), & on & on, ad infinitium e ad nauseam.

I am going to truly miss President Barack Obama when this election cycle ends.  I think he acted with the best interests of the people at heart & he was stymied by people who either didn’t like him because he was a Democrat, or didn’t like him because he was African-American.  I have to say, I think the latter had a lot to do with it.

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