Aside from the commitment to what sounds like a great progressive stimulus plan, one sentence struck me: Will your job or your husband’s job or your daughter’s job be the next one cut?. Read that closely. In a speech about universal fears and hardship, he is addressing his primary listeners as women. Never have I heard sentence construction like that from a president -- women addressed directly in a non-"women's issues" setting as legitimate, fully fledged and very concerned and invested breadwinners.Little moments like these, they make me feel good.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Quick Hit: Feminism's Little Victories Make Me Smile
Over at Daily Kos, SusanG has noticed something about President-Elect Obama's most recent weekly address: