Former 1st lady Michelle Obama believes men are entitled, self-righteous, and protected too much by women.
Her controversial remarks at the opening week celebrating the start of the Obama Foundation international submit in Chicago.
Speaking at the first Obama Foundation international summit, Obama — one of the event’s headliners — said that men are essentially babied and protected by women, while women are raised to be “strong.”
‘It’s like the problem in the world today is we love our boys, and we raise our girls,’ Obama said.
‘We raise them to be strong, and sometimes we take care not to hurt men – and I think we pay for that a little bit.
‘Are we protecting our men too much so they feel a little entitled and self-righteous sometimes? But, that’s kind of on us too as women and mothers, as we nurture men and push girls to be perfect.’
Who is more likely to be coddled and given leeway to emotionally express themselves during early adolescence? A girl or a boy?
Michelle Obama is basically saying that women love their sons too much but devote all of their resources into making sure their daughters get ahead. How does that make sense? It doesn’t. Does Michelle Obama want mothers to stop loving their sons completely?
Furthermore, her remarks come in response to the growing backlash against powerful male executives who (arguably did) misuse their power. But, we are not going to end this problem by following Michelle Obama’s formula for success.
What will make men more empathetic? Women not loving them very much AND completely negating their biological urge to be strong, needed individuals.
‘It’s powerful to have strong men, but what does that strength mean? You know, does it mean respect? Does it mean responsibility? Does it mean compassion?
Could she be any more dismissive, patronizing, or back-handed?
Sure, sure men wanting to be big boys and things like Presidents is okay, I guess Barack feels like he is powerful when he is not in my presence. But, that don’t equal respect. Do you hear me, ladies? Just because your husband tries to work hard don’t mean you ever got to treat him with respect or that he will ever measure up to your expectations as a father (HE GAVE MALIA GRAPES INSTEAD OF PINEAPPLE FOR SNACK!), and don’t cut him any slack or compassion. He’s a man he can suck it up. WOMEN NEED TO STOP BEING SO NICE TO MEN IT MAKES THEM SASSY AND UPPITY.
It’s a good thing women can’t be sexist. The words coming out of Michelle Obama’s mouth would be might different if the genders were reversed.
Besides, what does Michelle know about raising sons or what it’s like to grow up or live as a man? But, yeah this is bound to be the secret formula for raising a more empathetic, stronger, accomplished generation of men. How about speaking out about deteriorating family units and how traditional values are shown to produce happier, higher functioning, less crime-prone individuals? But, no, that wouldn’t be very “progressive”…
This is what the Obama Foundation seeks to instill in young leaders around the world. That should be a sobering thought.
Barack Obama kicked off the first-ever Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, a two-day event that aims to inspire a new generation of leaders on Tuesday.
About 500 civic leaders from Chicago and around the world took part in the summit.
Straight from the horse’s mouth:
Source: Fox News