President Obama pens feminist essay for Glamour

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks with his daughters Sasha (L) and Malia during the annual turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House November 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 25: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks with his daughters Sasha (L) and Malia during the annual turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House November 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Credit: Chip Somodevilla

Credit: Chip Somodevilla

In a Glamour magazine exclusive, President Barack Obama wrote an essay titled, "This Is What a Feminist Looks Like."

The essay was published Thursday and featured photos of first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha.

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In the essay, Obama discusses watching his daughters grow up while living in the White House and how women’s roles in America have changed in his lifetime.

Obama briefly discusses the legislation that has helped women secure a more equal footing in the country, but says changing ourselves may be the most important, toughest change of all. Obama laments the gender stereotypes that still plague our society and how it is “absolutely men’s responsibility” to fight sexism.

As for how his daughters view him, he writes, “And yes, it’s important that their dad is a feminist, because now that’s what they expect of all men.”

Malia and Sasha are staying busy this summer, with Malia seen at Lollapalooza, while Sasha is reportedly working at a Martha's Vineyard restaurant.

The leading man in The White House redefines his version of feminism in this insightful essay:

Posted by Glamour on Thursday, August 4, 2016