Posts tagged "michelle obama"

Women’s Soccer Is A Feminist Issue

Did you know there’s a women’s World Cup this year? Also, read about the Womanless Weddings of the early 1900s.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 16, 2015

FLOTUS Gives Badass Student Address At Tuskegee University

On Saturday, Michelle Obama gave a powerful commencement address to the graduating class of Tuskegee University.

The First Lady brought up narratives of her own life to illustrate the kinds of racism she has received: “Over the years, folks have used plenty of interesting words to describe me. One said I exhibited a…

By: Katrin Higher / May 10, 2015

Michelle Obama Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Dancing, Takes Her Act To Jimmy Fallon

Think how borig late night TV will be when the Obamas aren’t in the White House. …

By: Megan Reynolds / April 3, 2015

#Problematic: Dolce & Gabbana Goes After Gay Parents & Michelle Obama Dares To Miss An Open Window

Hi, America, I’m Sally Field. (I’ve just really always wanted to say that, sorry.) It’s that time of year again, the neon, electronic bacchanal better known as spring break. The future leaders of the free world are heading to their nearest beach towns to indulge in a series of coming of age activities—oral sex with…

By: Chloe Stillwell / March 20, 2015

Michelle Obama Dances To Uptown Funk On “Ellen,” Kills It, Duh

Who doesn’t love “Uptown Funk”?

By: Megan Reynolds / March 13, 2015

Beyonce’s Workout Routine Is Now On Instagram

To celebrate the anniversary of her “Let’s Move” health and fitness campaign, Michelle Obama has asked social media users to partake in her #GimmeFive challenge by sharing five tips for being healthy. Beyonce took this as an opportunity to grace us peasants with a peek into her fitness routine, which involves crunches, some kind of kickboxing situation,…

By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

In Honor Of Leslie Knope’s Last Hurrah, These Are Our Galentines

Tuesday night’s series finale of “Parks and Recreation” was the perfect swan song to a wonderful show that always delighted in the simple joys of life, instead of sneering at the world from a perch on high. But the best part of the show was its unabashed commitment to celebrating strong women. Amy Poehler’s Leslie…

By: Beejoli Shah / February 26, 2015

Michelle & Barack Obama Talk Racial Profiling

“I think people forget that we’ve lived in the White House for six years. Before that, Barack Obama was a black man that lived on the South Side of Chicago, who had his share of troubles catching cabs … I tell this story – I mean, even as the first lady – during that wonderfully publicized

By: Claire Hannum / December 18, 2014

Dr. Keith Ablow Of Fox News Says Michelle Obama Should “Drop A Few” Before Talking About Nutrition

Dr. Keith Ablow, professional douchebag/member of Fox’s “Medical A-Team,”  is known for his general assholery and sometimes-shady health advice. On Tuesday, he appeared on the show “Outnumbered” and made a remark that was bold even for him: he said he couldn’t take Michelle Obama’s school nutrition campaign seriously because she needs to “drop a few” pounds.

By: Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

Here’s Michelle Obama’s Speech At Maya Angelou’s Memorial Service

Michelle Obama spoke this weekend at the memorial service for beloved author Maya Angelou, who died on May 28 at age 86. Her tearful and touching speech remembers Angelou for celebrating Black women’s beauty. “Oh, how desperately black girls needed that message,” the First Lady said. “As a young woman, I needed that message.”…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 8, 2014

Michelle Obama Wants To #BringBackOurGirls

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined citizens of the globe in calling to #BringBackOurGirls. The hashtags and photos ask for the release of the 200+ Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their boarding school by a militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, which opposes education for girls and women. Of course, this crisis needs more tha…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 7, 2014

Michelle Obama To Appear On “Nashville”

FLOTUS will appear on an upcoming “military-themed” episode of “Nashville” set at Fort Campbell Army base in Kentucky. This appearance is in addition to another upcoming cameo on “Parks & Recreation.” Do you have your SAG card yet, Michelle? [Vanity Fair]
Vibrators look like cellphones now. [Nerve]
Peaches Geldof’s funeral will be…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2014

Michelle Obama Brings Kale Chips To “Ew!” With Jimmy Fallon & Will Ferrell

Kale chips? EW! The First Lady stopped by “The Tonight Show” last night to promote healthy eating and exercise — dance party! — on Jimmy Fallon’s “Ew!” sketch with Will Ferrell. Someone made out with picture of Harry Styles … but not the First Lady, obvs. [YouTube]
Christina Aguilera is pregnant! The newly…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2014

Michelle Obama Wears Azzedine Alaia To State Of The Union Address

Michelle Obama wore an A-line, emerald green Azzedine Alaia dress with a matching jacket last night for the State Of The Union Address. Already she’s getting shit for wearing a Tunisian designer instead of an American one. [Fashionista, People]
Kanye West has reportedly settled with the 18-year-old who called Kim a “n****r lover,”

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 29, 2014

Santa’s Elves Join The Obamas For Adorable Holiday Photo

Here’s the Obama family posing on Sunday evening with five adorable little kids who are past or current patients at the Children’s National Medical Center. Gosh, whoever thought to put these kids in elf costumes deserves a raise. [NBC News] [Photo: Getty Images]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 17, 2013

Photographer Assures Us That Michelle Obama Was Not Mortified By The President’s Funeral Selfie

Photographer, Roberto Schmidt, who took the now infamous pic of Michelle Obama looking mortified while Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt posed for a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, is coming to the first lady’s defense.

“Photos can lie,” writes Schmidt on the AFP…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 11, 2013

Barack Snaps A Funeral Selfie, Michelle Is Mortified

We knew “funeral selfies” were all the rage for the young, dumb and impressionable … but President Obama took one, too? Here’s the president, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Danish Prime Minister Helle-Thorning-Schmidt taking a selfie at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. How very gauche of them at a solemn occasion. I know funerals are…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 10, 2013

Oh, For Eff’s Sake, Michelle Obama Is Not A “Feminist’s Nightmare”

One of the most intriguing characters on “Scandal” is First Lady Mellie Grant. She’s not just a WASP sent from Central Casting, or a put-upon wife of a philanderer. Mellie gave up her Yale and Harvard-bred ambitions for the full-time job of photo ops and glad-handing as the First Lady. Just like Lucy Ricardo alway…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 22, 2013
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