I was not heretofore aware feminists were disappointed in [Michelle] Obama and how she chooses to live her life. I was not aware that Obama was not an activist. Now I know.
For Salon, our essays editor Roxane Gay takes on a Politico piece lambasting Michelle Obama for not being feminist enough.
Disappointment with Michelle Obama is not, Gay argues, the general feminist movement’s viewpoint. It’s a very particular viewpoint—and it has to do with race.