Even though Michelle Obama is out of the White House, it hasn’t stopped her from lecturing from the moral high ground and telling the rest of us what we’re all doing wrong.
At the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on Wednesday, Mrs. Obama aimed her comments directly at men — specifically “entitled” and “self-righteous” men who have been coddled into misbehavior by their over-protective mothers. Did you get all that?
“The problem in the world today is we love our boys and we raise our girls, you know?” 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.”
“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, or are we protecting our men too much so they feel a little entitled and, you know, a little self-righteous sometimes?”
Mrs. Obama said it’s “on women and mothers” to stop nurturing men and pushing girls “to be perfect.”
She also had some advice for grown men, including her husband:
“Y’all should get you some friends. Get you some friends and talk to each other, because…[women] straighten each other out on some things. I just wish that sometimes, Barack… ‘Who you talkin’ to?’ … I see a lot of men laughing. Y’all need to go talk to each other about your stuff because there’s so much of it. It’s so messy. Just talk about why y’all the way you are, because you’re running the world!”
This is more of that “going high” stuff she always talked about, isn’t it?
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