From Ohio to Kenya, women celebrate Obama win


obamaBarack Obama’s 87-year-old Kenyan grandmother ran out of her home and began dancing when she heard that her grandson had won the U.S. presidency.

Now she and other Kenyans are enjoying a national holiday today to celebrate his win.

For women, it should be a national holiday here, too. One reason for this is Obama’s rating on 10 key issues of importance to women.

Read more about the impact of the 2008 election on women at the Women’s Media Center.

Stay up to date on the feminist perspective on the election at Feministing.com.

Find out more about the role women played in Obama’s win by clicking on these headlines:

Women’s support proves key in battlegrounds

Hispanics, young voters, women help Obama win

US polls ’08 witness woman power

Why women support Obama

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