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Is Obama a Feminist?

Kathy Spillar: Will Obama live up to his feminist designation on the cover of MS Magazine?


Real News spoke to Kathy Spillar, the Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine
to discuss the decision to feature Barak Obama on the cover of their
publication. When asked why President Obama received the cover of
their magazine, which doesn't usually feature men Spiller responded,
"We wanted to capture the hopefulness and the mood of feminists across
the country and really Americans across the country."

In response to some of the magazine's regular readership
criticizing the decision to put a man on the cover of the feminist
publication, Spillar responded stating, "We wanted to make sure that
people knew that he is a feminist and strongly committed to women's
equality". That being said she made it clear that Obama would still be
held accountable for his campaign promises; "We're going to hold his
feet to the fire, this is not a free pass."

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