Feminists for Obama exists as an official supporter group within the Obama community and I have participated actively in that group since February 2008. We are feminists who supported Obama months before Hillary left the race. Once Obama had secured the nomination of the Democratic party, another Feminists for Obama was created by Feminist Majority, and there are a few other FFOs floating around Facebook.
I'm writing as a longtime feminist who just spent nine months of my life working to get Obama elected. The dialogue on our listserve went well beyond what I observed on other supporter lists--we were sharing our personal stories and forging real relationships. We wrote A Powered Woman: Feminist Platform for Obama, which exists as a Google Doc. It's a visionary, radical document.
As soon as Obama won the presidency, I shifted my organizing to Facebook and am now developing Feminist Advisory Board for Obama. We are about visibility of real women, especially women who are invisible to mainstream media. We are about creating access points to the conversation and reaching out to women who are not yet confident enough to enter the blogosphere or political process. We will build our table and invite Obama to listen to what we know.
I invite you to visit my blogs and Feminist Advisory Board's Facebook page.
Dec 11 2008 - 8:34pm