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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Why Mrs. Obama went to Princeton

Philip Greenspun writes:
Some of my women friends on Facebook have been promoting “Michelle Obama Dropped Some Wisdom Every Young Girl Should Hear,” a story in which America’s First Lady gives the following advice:
If I had worried about who liked me and who thought I was cute when I was your age, I wouldn’t be married to the president of the United States today.
Is there a way to read this other than “Getting an education was primarily important because it enabled me to marry a richer and more powerful husband”? And, if not, why are women who style themselves as feminists (a version of feminism that is rather evolved from the 1970s “equality feminism” because many of those who liked this on Facebook have themselves chosen to marry high-income men and withdraw from the workforce) enthusiastic about this statement?

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