America's dad, President Obama, is absolutely killing it during his last year in the White House, which kind of stings, since it just goes to show how much his supporters will miss him. Now, they have Obama's Glamour article on being a feminist dad as more proof that he's the coolest president ever. I mean, really. Just a decade ago, who would have imagined that a U.S. president would ever identify as a feminist?
Obama begins writing that the "greatest unexpected gift of this job has been living above the store," giving him more time to spend with his daughters. It's hard for him to watch them become adults, but he's hopeful, because "this is an extraordinary time to be a woman." He points out the progress we've made — and that's an important part, his continued use of the word "we" throughout the article. He's not a "feminist ally." He doesn't "support feminists." He is a feminist, and this is his fight, too. "[W]e shouldn’t downplay how far we’ve come," he wrote, but there's still work to be done. He vows to continue working on legislation, but points out that changing perceptions and attitudes is up to all of us. Here are the best quotes from his article: