Michelle looks beautiful, calm, powerful and happy on the cover of the December 2009 Glamour magazine. Don’t know if I’ve ever bought Glamour before. May have, back in the 60’s. Not since then, though – that’s when my own feminist thinking began, and when the movement really burst into flame.
The Michelle story is an interview by Katie Couric, and has questions from readers as well. Lots of good stuff in the story. My favorite quote – which should be must reading for every teen / 20-something American woman / girl – When you’re dating a man, you should always feel good. You should never feel less than. You should never doubt yourself. You shouldn’t be in a relationship with somebody who doesn’t make you completely happy and make you feel whole.
Just think if every woman quit thinking so hard, quit feeling so sorry for, quit waiting on him to fulfill his potential. Domestic violence would drop instantly, if women really decided they were only willing to stay in relationship with someone who made them feel good.
Instead of thinking about how our job is to make guys feel good, Michelle is asking us to think about whether or not they’re making us feel good – a paradigm shift in thinking right there. Thanks, Michelle!
There’s also a good article on Rihanna, and a roster of Women of the Year. Glamour does seem to have updated itself, to be more real about the world. Still, it’s an expensive read, and all those trees are destroyed to make all that glossy paper with the unreal airbrushed fashion shots. Don’t think I’ll buy one again.