The Obama campaign has repeatedly appealed to women as if the feminist movement never happened – that is, as a monolith who can’t get sex and reproduction off the brain. Sandra Fluke and Lena Dunham have relayed the President’s message quite clearly: women should and do decide whom to vote for based on sex, birth control, and abortion. The debt, the deficit, America’s role in the world? Those aren’t women’s issues. Funny, I thought it was men who turned women into sex objects.
Singer and songwriter Katy Perry is the latest lady to objectify herself for the benefit of the President’s campaign. At a campaign rally in Milwaukee earlier tonight, she sported a skin-tight dress featuring the Obama campaign slogan. Her message: I’m a sex object and I endorse this ad. Backward!