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#1 Jase

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:52 AM

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http://edition.cnn.c...ref=mpstoryview

Why Michelle Obama inspires women around the globe

Heather Ferreira works in the slums of Mumbai, India, where she has watched thousands of women live under a "curse."

The women she meets in the squalid streets where "Slumdog Millionaire" was filmed are often treated with contempt, she says. They're considered ugly if their skin and hair are too dark. They are deemed "cursed" if they only have daughters. Many would-be mothers even abort their children if they learn they're female.


Yet lately she says Indian women are getting another message from the emergence of another woman thousands of miles away. This woman has dark skin and hair. She walks next to her husband in public, not behind. And she has two daughters. But no one calls her cursed. They call her Michelle Obama, the first lady.


"She could be a new face for India," says Ferreira, program officer for an HIV-prevention program run by World Vision, an international humanitarian group. "She shows women that it's OK to have dark skin and to not have a son. She's quite real to us."


Those who focus on Michelle Obama's impact on America are underestimating her reach. The first lady is inspiring women of color around the globe to look at themselves, and America, in fresh ways.

"She might be the first woman of color that females in male-dominated countries have seen as confident, bright, educated, articulate and persuasive," says Barbara Perry, author of "Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier."



#2 LiQuiD

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:26 PM

So what issue do you have with Michelle Obama? Is it so terrible that she's an inspiration to women in comparatively oppressive societies?

#3 Jase

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:29 PM

I have no issue with Michelle Obama. Period. I think she's a perfectly okay individual.

#4 Epistaxis

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:33 PM

So I guess everybody ignored Condi for the last 8 years.

I don't like Obama or Condi, but I do find it rather funny when ragmags only take note of someone's status as a woman, a minority, or both if they happen to push an agenda favored by a particular side.

I'm glad the message is positive. I question the motives of the writer.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:35 PM

I question the motives of the writer.


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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:50 PM

I don't think Condi was a real role model for impoverished women, even black women, because no one would ever believe a child could survive sucking on that cold, indifferent set of teats.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:53 PM

Jase wishes he had her arms.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 12:58 PM

I don't think Condi was a real role model for impoverished women, even black women, because no one would ever believe a child could survive sucking on that cold, indifferent set of teats.


So was Chelsea working Bubba's manboobs?

#9 Jase

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:04 PM

Jase wishes he had her arms.


I like my coffee like I like my women... strong and black.

#10 Jangler

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:10 PM

With just enough cream.

#11 cookinwithgas

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:10 PM

So was Chelsea working Bubba's manboobs?


Actually Hillary was seen by women around the world as a positive role model as well.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:17 PM

I'm sure there were quite a few women who were inspired by Laura Bush. For a woman to marry and stay with a retard is a great story, I don't care who you are

#13 Epistaxis

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:24 PM

Actually Hillary was seen by women around the world as a positive role model as well.


Yeah.

If they are retarded enough to not see the reality behind that sham marriage.

Stand by your man my hairy left nut.

Put down your Oprah book of the month club selection and pick a REAL woman.

Kim Ng is a good choice.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:30 PM

Yeah.

If they are retarded enough to not see the reality behind that sham marriage.


some women have more going for them than what their marriage is like.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 01:35 PM

some women have more going for them than what their marriage is like.


Hillary didn't.
She owes her political career to bubba, a makeover, and a voting population that is almost as starstruck as California.

Didja read the rest of my quote or just cherrypick?
I gave an example of a woman that has exactly what you mention....more than a marriage to account for her present environs.


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