The Thinking 

Michelle Obama: Militant and Girlish

January 25, 2013


AT Camera Lucida, Kidist Paulos Asrat critiques the inauguration outfits of Michelle Obama. Kidist writes:

It is interesting that these [fashion] designers want a powerful, militaristic Michelle, yet also want her to look innocuously feminine (almost like a small girl), as though to sartorially dampen the former with the latter. And Michelle obliges.

Women who embrace aggression often instinctively resort to the ultra-feminine to temper it. The modern woman is both hyper-man and hyper-woman.

—- Comments —-

Jeanette V. writes:

I was just giving your blog a quick look when I saw the latest photo of Michelle Obama. Before I realized what I was looking upon, I thought it was a photo from Star Wars.

Perfesser Plum writes:

I’ve detected a typo in your heading. I’m sure you meant to type,

“Michelle Obama: Militant and Goulish.”

She looks like Keanu Reeves in the Matrix, only more masculine.

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