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President Obama speaks out on feminism’s achievements and ongoing challenges

August 15, 2016

As the father of two daughters, President Obama is keenly aware of the importance of feminism, both now and in the future—and not only for women. “The good news is that everywhere I go across the country, and around the world, I see people pushing back against dated assumptions about gender roles,” he wrote in Glamour magazine recently. He says he’s glad to see that the younger generation rejects restrictive ideas about gender and that young people today are “helping all of us understand that forcing people to adhere to outmoded, rigid notions of identity isn’t good for anybody—men, women, gay, straight, transgender or otherwise. These stereotypes limit our ability to simply be ourselves.”

Read President Barack Obama’s essay, “This is what a feminist looks like,” on the Glamour website.

posted by Letha Dawson Scanzoni

 

 

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