Obama the (Im)perfect Feminist . . .

. . . Just like the rest of us!

I like this post by Jill over at Feministe discussing the Ms. magazine cover featuring Barack Obama in one of their "This is what a feminist looks like" t-shirts, a graphic that has caused some controversy in the feminist blogsophere (then again, what doesn't cause controversy in the feminist blogosphere?) As Jill points out,

Obama has reportedly self-identified as a feminist, and has the legislative record to back it up. Is he a perfect feminist, or a perfect progressive? Not by any stretch of the imagination. Is he going to disappoint us over and over? Yeah, he’s already started. But he’s still pretty damned good, especially for a mainstream, center-left politician elected to the highest office, and I don’t really see the point in kicking him out of the club just yet.

Yup. I'm definitely looking forward to inauguration day!

UPDATE: There's also a nice post on this over at Bitch Magazine.

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