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Wednesday 1 February 2017

an open letter by christine anu to former first lady michelle obama

Christine Anu
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  Dear Michelle Obama, My name is Christine Anu. I come from humble beginnings in the Torres Strait Islands, located off the top of North Queensland, Australia.  Growing up we survived on fish, mango and damper. We had no electricity or money and there was a housing shortage. Domestic violence was rife and there were…
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Sunday 28 June 2015
Feminism Politics World

let girls learn: Michelle Obama backs education initiative to pull girls from poverty

Annabelle Regan
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There’s a saying that goes, ‘if you educate a man, you educate one person; if you educate a woman, you educate a nation’. When girls are not educated, their quality of life is lessened and escaping poverty becomes almost impossible. According to a White House report, uneducated girls have diminished economic opportunities and are more…
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Wednesday 26 March 2014
News World

in brief: michelle obama urges open internet access in china

Matilda Mornane
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  Speaking at the Stanford Centre at Peking University, Michelle Obama told a Chinese audience that they would be unable to advance its education goals without easing Internet restrictions and allowing greater freedom of expression. The First Lady was careful to preface her comments by stating that the United States ‘must respect the uniqueness’ of…
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Tuesday 26 November 2013
News Politics World

michelle obama: too comfortable as a “mum-in-chief” to be a feminist icon?

Bridget Conway
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On 21 November, Michelle Cottle of Politico magazine wrote a story titled ‘Leaning Out – How Michelle Obama became a feminist nightmare,’ which has sparked some pertinent questions: Is the American first lady a feminist, or not? Is she a feminist icon? Well, according to Cottle, her very recent move to become an ambassador for…
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