July 18, 2008

Obama Gives the Gift of “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

Finally, a presidential candidate I wouldn’t mind having as an older brother …. Check out this story from the Tampa Tribune:

Barack Obama is a dedicated feminist who “lives surrounded by women,” his half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, told a mostly female crowd at a Women For Obama event in downtown Tampa on Thursday. [...]

Her older brother “really was the man in our lives” after their parents divorced, when the two were growing up in Hawaii and Indonesia, she said.

She said he taught her to ride a bicycle, made her practice harder math problems and start an exercise program, took her on college visits and even gave her her first women’s health book – “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” a 1973 guide that came out of the women’s movement and focused on female sexuality, health and hygiene.

Love it.

So, any siblings out there need a copy?


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