In his article, published in Glamour magazine, Barack Obama said he is a feminist and talked about their views on this ideology.
“The progress we have made over the last 100 years, 50 years, and Yes, even over the past eight years makes life much better for my daughter than it was for my grandmother. And I say this not only as President but as a feminist,” wrote the US President.
The position of President of the United States was shaped by his awareness of the unique problems faced by women. “But I also have to admit that when you’re a father of two daughters, you become even more aware of how gender stereotypes permeate our society,” — said the President of the United States. He noted that gender stereotypes have influenced his mind in his youth.
Despite the great advances in the struggle for justice, there is still a lot of work to improve prospects for women around the world, Obama said.
He stated the need to change opinion about models of behavior of women and men. “We need to change the attitude that permits routine abuse of women,” — said the President of the United States.
Obama also stressed that the responsibility for combating sexism also lies with the men. According to the head of state when he travels, he observes that people are getting rid of assumptions about gender roles.