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Leave Michelle Obama Alone!

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Intellectually, I can totally grasp both sides of the current feminist infighting over Michelle Obama's "job performance." There's a solid round-up of both camps over at the Washington Post right now, and a nuanced but concise explanation of how each argument resonates in a racial context. It's a valuable read.

Basically, some women (mainly white feminists) are upset that Michelle Obama hasn't kept up her fancy lawyerin' in the years since her husband became Intergalactic Hegemon—as a professional woman even more accomplished than her husband in certain ways, she could really have set an example for budding feminists everywhere. It's a frustration perfectly crystallized in Obama's insistence on repeating the term "mom-in-chief" when describing her "most important job." Everyone else, though (feminists of color and also feminists with other stuff to think about) are like, "Yeah,'s fine, though. Get it, Michelle."

Read the whole story at Jezebel