What About Her Mind?

Of all the things that an intelligent woman writer could say about Michelle Obama, this one chose to focus on her butt:

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2008/11/18/michelles_booty/

While I understand the point she is making about the ideal for feminine beauty in the United States being altered by who is in power, and I can appreciate the celebration for many women that this causes, I also find it disturbing that of all the things we have to celebrate, we are focusing on her butt.

How about the fact that we have not just a black woman as First Lady, but an extremely intelligent and well-spoken black woman? Or the fact that we have someone who actually seems to care about social justice, women’s issues and the family?

Can we please put this into perspective people?

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