feminists for obama?

The NY Times ran an interesting piece yesterday about Obama’s potential appeal for feminist voters. Needless to say, voting from a feminist perspective does not automatically mean voting for a woman, as Tracy Clark-Flory points out in her response to the Times article. As a feminist voter, I’m concerned about reproductive rights, the environment, education, poverty, war, and a host of other issues that impact women and that extend beyond women; hence, I’m concerned about human rights in general. Perhaps most of all, I don’t want another warmongering president and unfortunately XX chromosomes will not safeguard against that.


About jennifer williams

Jennifer D. Williams is a writer and professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies. She has published in academic journals and online at Ms.blog, PopMatters, among other sites. Jennifer is currently working on a book that looks at black women's urban literature between the Depression and the civil rights era.

One response to “feminists for obama?

  1. Hello, Jen,I hope you don’t mind this post, although it’s completely off topic. I was looking for your email address but didn’t find it.I’m an MA student in an American Studies program. I wish to write my thesis on black feminism in the blogosphere . I want to look at blogs by writers who define themselves as black feminists or womanists as sites of personal and political expression, reaction towards discrimination, tools of activism, and as literary texts. This project cannot come into life without a real dialogue with black feminists, especially those among you who blog about their views and experience. I hope you will be also willing to share your thoughts with me and answer the questions that will come as the project moves on.Would you be interested in helping me?My blog is: http://www.scribblingswithgreenchalk.wordpress.comMore about the project here: http://scribblingswithgreenchalk.wordpress.com/project-black-feminist-blogs/Looking forward to your reply,

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