8 reasons why we'll miss America's most feminist President, Barack Obama.

Because Barack Obama got feminism right and made us proud.

  • As the world gears up for the next US president, we can't ignore the fact that Barack Obama will be missed across the world. Not only was Obama a prolific leader, he is also an out-and-out feminist. Here a few moments when he made all of us proud by being the awesome person he is.

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  • He Doesn't Believe in Rasing Sons and Daughters Differently

    Obama has always encouraged his daughters be what whoever they want to be. In an article he once wrote for Glamour magazine, he pointed out the kind of double standards parents have when it comes to raising their children.

    "We need to keep changing the attitude that raises our girls to be demure and our boys to be assertive, that criticizes our daughters for speaking out and our sons for shedding a tear," he said.

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  • He is Exactly What a Feminist Man Looks Like 

    Feminism in the popular culture has been twisted in such a way that nobody wants to associate themselves with the movement. But, Obama is completely different. He takes pride in the fact that he supports women rights and equality.
    "I maybe a little greyer than I was eight years ago, but this is what a feminist looks like," he says. 

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  • He Knows That Men Need To Fight Against Sexism Too

    Women all over the world have been fighting against sexism for thousands of years. But what men forget is that it is their responsibility too.
    However, Obama knows that everyone needs to fight the good fight together. "It is absolutely men’s responsibility to fight sexism too. And as spouses and partners and boyfriends, we need to work hard and be deliberate about creating truly equal relationships," he says.

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  • He Lets His Wife Outshine Him 

    He never shies away from appreciating his wife Michelle Obama. He has often called her his best friend and has credited her for raising their daughters well.
    In an interview with Vogue magazine, Barack Obama said: "Michelle never asked to be First Lady. Like a lot of political spouses, the role was thrust upon her. But I always knew she’d be incredible at it, and put her own unique stamp on the job. That’s because who you see is who she is—the brilliant, funny, generous woman who, for whatever reason, agreed to marry me."

    Relationship goals? We definitely think so!

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  • He Understands Women's Right To Their Own Body
    He has always championed for abortion rights. He believes that a woman's body is her own, and whatever decision she takes, everyone should support her regardless of what they believe in.
    "Let’s be clear here, women are not an interest group. They’re mothers, and daughters, and sisters, and wives. They’re half of this country, and they’re perfectly capable of making their own choices about their health," he said.

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  • Obama Knows The Society Needs To Be Safer For Women

    Sexual harassment is an issue that plagues every woman in the world. Obama has always implored the society to treat women with respect and to make sure that they have a safe environment.

    Talking about women safety, he once said, "Every woman should be able to go about her day--to walk the streets or ride the bus--and be safe, and be treated with respect and dignity. She deserves that."

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  • He Knows Why the World Needs Feminism

    Obama schooled everyone on what 21st Century feminism is about.
    "That's what twenty first century feminism is about: the idea that when everybody is equal, we are all more free," he said in his Glamour magazine article.

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