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What Michelle Obama can teach us about modern womanhood
The Globe and Mail ^ | March 30, 2013 | Sarah Hampson

Posted on 03/29/2013 10:52:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

First came the bangs. Then a comedy sketch on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Next, her unexpected presentation of the Oscar for Best Picture. Now, in April, she graces the cover of Vogue magazine, for the second time.

Do we need any more confirmation of Michelle Obama’s apotheosis?

Some of the intense interest in the first lady may be owing to the fact that she is now inviting it. The second term of her husband’s presidency gives her increased freedom to be herself, notes Jennifer Lawless, director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University in Washington, D.C. “She knows that she never has to campaign for her husband again. Nothing she does can be fodder for his opponents,” Lawless explains in a telephone interview.

There is little question that Michelle Obama has not only shrewdly leveraged the power of the first-lady role – “a subtle part of the presidency,” as Carl Sferrazza Anthony, one of several first-lady scholars in the U.S., told me on the phone – she has also struck a chord in the way that she has confidently picked her course through the battlefield of modern womanhood.

First ladies are often a lightning rod for cultural angst about the choices women have and are intensely scrutinized for the ones they make. But in her choice of fashion, Michelle Obama is an exemplar of how many modern women think and behave.....

(Excerpt) Read more at theglobeandmail.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies; The Guild
KEYWORDS: fashion; flotus; flotusmichelle; michelleobama; obama; womanhood; women
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1 posted on 03/29/2013 10:52:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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2 posted on 03/29/2013 10:57:28 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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3 posted on 03/29/2013 10:58:14 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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Do we need any more confirmation of Michelle Obama’s apotheosis?

Do we need any more confirmation of the "media"'s love of Democrat First Ladies? I just don't recall Nancy Reagan or Laura Bush being treated as "queenly".

4 posted on 03/29/2013 11:08:32 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How to impersonate a woman?
5 posted on 03/29/2013 11:09:21 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dream on Hampson. Obama and his classless wife both hold a great disdain for us, our laws, and our accomplishments.

What an embarrassment.

6 posted on 03/29/2013 11:09:25 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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7 posted on 03/29/2013 11:13:11 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish someone would post those pictures of Manchelle with her legs far apart while standing...kinda looked like she suffers from a constant yeast infection.


8 posted on 03/29/2013 11:16:11 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Windflier

What a barfer of an article..


9 posted on 03/29/2013 11:25:08 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: BigCinBigD

How to impersonate a woman?


LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!


10 posted on 03/29/2013 11:35:14 PM PDT by laplata (Peace Through Strength)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Female Sasquatch?


11 posted on 03/29/2013 11:42:57 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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12 posted on 03/29/2013 11:49:01 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: cardinal4
What a barfer of an article..

Even worse barfer of a First Lady...

13 posted on 03/29/2013 11:49:53 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You forgot the “HURL UNTIL YOU COLLAPSE A LUNG ALERT”!


14 posted on 03/30/2013 12:13:14 AM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist........, one more time..........)
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To: Windflier

I’m convinced that pieces like these originate in the White House..


15 posted on 03/30/2013 12:13:42 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cardinal4
I’m convinced that pieces like these originate in the White House..

In my mind, that goes without saying. One of the things the Obama regime will most be remembered for, is its unrestrained use of propaganda.

16 posted on 03/30/2013 12:42:18 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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17 posted on 03/30/2013 12:49:33 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Kewl digital treatment, gawdawful damned subject matter.


18 posted on 03/30/2013 1:29:25 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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19 posted on 03/30/2013 1:40:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes the First Lady had evolved from an angry, chip on her shoulder person to a angry, chip on her shoulder person who loves to travel with the trappings of the queen of shiba.


20 posted on 03/30/2013 1:54:49 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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Michelle Obama: "All this for a damn flag".
racist fat-assed flat chested nappy-headed ho michelle obama damn flag
Click above image to see video on youtube.

obamas fingers

21 posted on 03/30/2013 1:58:29 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Bon mots

Thank you [I think.........] What deplorable selfish people.


22 posted on 03/30/2013 2:01:47 AM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here’s what she’s taught me.....that if you are a black Democrat you can get by with murder, spend OTHER PEOPLE’S MONEY like crazy, dress like a hootchi and make other liberals drool with love because you’ve stuck your finger in decent people’s eyes! Get even with Whitey and do whatever you want....on someone else’s dime!!


23 posted on 03/30/2013 3:23:37 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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In the South, this woman would be labeled “coarse.” She has no accomplishments except staying out of jail.


24 posted on 03/30/2013 3:32:33 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; boatbums


25 posted on 03/30/2013 3:54:02 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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Michelle is Aunt Esther with a larger posterior.


26 posted on 03/30/2013 4:39:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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I don’t think she is confidently picking her course at all.
I think her perpetual frown is the result of her life not working out the way she planned at all. Even lavish vacations aren’t filing the void.


27 posted on 03/30/2013 4:54:11 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All this reminds me of is that there are a lot of leftists in the media who want to raise Michelle Obama to some special status.


28 posted on 03/30/2013 4:55:08 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The right to self-defense is older than the Constitution.)
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To: boatbums
Some of the intense interest in the first lady may be owing to the fact that she is now inviting it

Who has intense interest in Moochelle other than the fawning media?

29 posted on 03/30/2013 5:00:44 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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30 posted on 03/30/2013 5:04:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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31 posted on 03/30/2013 5:07:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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Oh my God, she looks like some freakish alien about to spawn...


32 posted on 03/30/2013 5:24:39 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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33 posted on 03/30/2013 5:42:53 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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She can teach us about why when trailer trash hits the lottery, it becomes broke again in short order...


34 posted on 03/30/2013 6:00:39 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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35 posted on 03/30/2013 6:28:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Bon mots
Being that this is Holy Week, I won't say that I hate this couple!

I have to ask....is the photo of them w/MO pointing her middle finger and BO crossing his fingers, photoshopped? It's just so blatant!

I've seen him flashing that finger in many photos but this is the first I've seen her doing it. (plus, he usually just scratches his temple)

36 posted on 03/30/2013 6:36:40 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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37 posted on 03/30/2013 6:41:31 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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You should find that Vogue cover photo. I saw it and it was so photoshopped to make MO look thin that it’s not even the same woman!


38 posted on 03/30/2013 6:43:04 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Daffynition; Bon mots

Tell me that did not really happen and when?


39 posted on 03/30/2013 7:44:34 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Bon mots

I don’t have grace.
I’ve never had grace
I don’t even want grace.
-Elaine


40 posted on 03/30/2013 7:47:45 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She ain’t no how no way ever gonna be like Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.

FWIW, she cannot come close to ‘Lady Bird’ Johnson, either!

She’s got no style, no grace, no sense of wherewithal about being the President’s wife. Vanessa Williams has more.

Yes, I said it! I meant it, too!


41 posted on 03/30/2013 8:14:41 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Morgana
Tell me that did not really happen and when?

The 'damn flag' did happen, click on the image to see it on YouTube.

The second picture is a photoshop.

...but funny...

42 posted on 03/30/2013 8:39:54 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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What can Michell Obama teach about “modern womanhood”?

Do not walk away from such things - RUN! ! !


43 posted on 03/30/2013 10:27:52 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: Morgana

Just one source that I could find quickly: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b65_1353167985&comments=1


44 posted on 03/30/2013 2:40:36 PM PDT by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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I’ve got to bookmark this.


45 posted on 03/31/2013 12:11:38 PM PDT by Vinnie
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