Michelle Obama: The Feminist
The time has come to say goodbye to our first-ever African American family in the White House. During the past eight years, first lady Michelle Obama has done some pretty amazing things for our country. But today, we will focus on how she became Michelle Obama: The Feminist.
First off, Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama is a lawyer, writer, mom and loving wife who is from the South Side of Chicago. She studied sociology and African American studies at Princeton before attending Harvard Law School. She met Barack Obama while working for Sidley and Austin, a Chicago law firm. They soon became Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama.
When her husband entered the public spotlight, Obama had to fight off a lot of negativity from being called names to people talking about the way she dressed. Some people even said she was unpatriotic. In June 2008, Cal Thomas listed Obama on his “angry black woman” list. Also, the July 21, 2008 issue of the New Yorker portrayed the Obamas as afro-wearing Muslims burning the American flag. Spokesman Bill Burton stated, “The New Yorker may think, as one of their staff explained to us, that their cover is a satirical lampoon of the caricature [then] Sen. Obama's right-wing critics have tried to create. But most readers will see it as tasteless and offensive. And we agree."
But neither let the negative attention stop them from running and winning.
In March 2015, Obama launched Let Girls Learn. Its mission is to help adolescent girls attain a quality education that will empower them to reach their full potential. This initiative helps girls worldwide, and Obama has been actively involved with traveling and talking to girls around the world.
Mrs. Obama, as well as President Obama, have done a lot of stuff to become a the best role model from girls. The Obamas will surely be missed.