Quick hit: Obama named TIME 2012 Person of the Year

The completely warranted if somewhat safe pick is accompanied by a lovely longform profile that manages to add new dimensions to a now well-worn story of Obama’s journey from Chicago community organizer to re-elected president and historical icon.The profile emphasizes the role that women, minorities, and young people played in electing Barack Obama both times.

Also notable: Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for her crusade for better girls’ education, was named runner up.

Check out the whole feature here.

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Lori Adelman is Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/pomosapien/ AJ

    An awful lot of people, including children, have died and continue to die horrible deaths as a direct and predictable result of Obama’s choices and policies. The US (or at least Time) is rather selective about which children’s violent pointless deaths are outrageous tragedies and which are business as usual.