She Really Wore That?

Editor’s Note: This blog was written and submitted by Vision 2020 communications coordinator Terra Johnson.

In between tying a few loose ends and catching up on my daily news, I found myself entangled in an article discussing the Harris Poll results of Michelle Obama’s ratings as First Lady.

The headline for the story stated that the First Lady has had a positive influence on her husband’s presidential policies.

But, as I clicked on link to the press release and results of the poll to learn more, I found something that disturbed me and caused me to question the way women are graded compared to men.

Michelle Obama was graded on her “Let’s Move” campaign, her influence on her husband, and—her attire.

The question read, “Is she the best-dressed First Lady?”

Why does this question even need to be asked? And, would this question be asked if a man were in her current position?

As someone who believes in equality and the Vision 2020 mission, I hope that this question will cause you to raise an eyebrow also.

Maybe, in 2016, the First-Man will have the same question asked of him.

Read the poll results and press release here.


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