Oh, please. . .

Posted on January 12, 2009. Filed under: Women's Studies |

Lest you think I’m the only party pooper around, Feminist Law Professors has an excellent commentary on the cover of the latest issue of Ms. Magazine, shown below:

obaman

It would have been fine if they had just shown him in the t-shirt — using a real picture, not Photoshop.  But did they really need to ham it up with the super-hero image?

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Well–and without weighing in the actual merits in any way–I think the problem is that once you say “Obama” and “t-shirt” in the same sentence, then it becomes hard to avoid a play on: http://www.stylinonline.com/barrackobama.html

[...] feminist blog commentary about this, as Knitting Clio pointed out in the comments below, both at her blog and at Feminist Law Professors, where Ann Bartow writes, “In 1972, the cover of Ms. featured [...]


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