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It’s an ad for the new EMILY’s List campaign, Madam President, which is about the need for a woman POTUS. You might also enjoy the campaign video, in which a gaggle of eloquent little girls snort at the idea that only boys can grow up to be President.

I disagree with the claim that “there’s one glass ceiling left to shatter,” because I think there are many more than that. The tumblr 100 Percent Men is proof of that. And, if my choice were between a dude President who committed to addressing gender inequities and a woman President who was, say, anti-choice, I’d choose the substantive over the symbolic.

Still, I really appreciate this video’s suggestion that our first woman President has already been born, and though the woman being sworn in at the end appears to be white (specifically, she kind of appears to be an Elizabeth Warren body double), the racial diversity among the little girls is telling and, I think, great.

If you want to learn more about the #MPOTUS campaign, EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock will be doing a tweetchat with @HelloGiggles at 3pm ET today.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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