US President Barack Obama called himself a feminist in an essay published on Thursday in Glamour magazine, urging all men to keep fighting against gender stereotypes and double standards. Thursday is Obama’s 55th birthday and also the last one he can celebrate in the White House. In the essay titled “This is What a Feminist Looks Like,” he writes: “It’s important that their (his two daughters’) dad is a feminist, because now that’s what they expect of all men.”
He is reportedly the first sitting US president to openly proclaim that he is a feminist.
“While I’ll keep working on good policies – from equal pay for equal work to protecting reproductive rights – there are some changes that have nothing to do with passing new laws,” he wrote. “In fact, the most important change may be the toughest of all – and that’s changing ourselves.”
(Where the hell does he come up with this stuff???? )