Michelle Obama on the 2016 Election, Girls, and Equality within the Office


Former First Woman Michelle Obama sat down with Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross yesterday, Might 5, on the United State of Women summit for an vital dialog about feminism, office equality, and politics.

As famous by PopSugar, Michelle revealed that she was “concerned about us as women,” in mild of the 2016 election. (In any case, Trump won 42% of the women vote in November 2016, and the vast majority of white girls voted for him.)

The previous First Woman went on to say: “I feel extra about what’s going on in our heads the place we let that occur, you realize? When essentially the most certified individual working was a girl, and look what we did as an alternative…. If we as girls are nonetheless suspicious of each other . . . if we’re not snug lady might be our president in comparison with what, now we have to have that dialog with ourselves as girls. That is on us.” As soon as once more, Michelle provided her commentary on the present presidential administration with out referring to Trump by title — a tactic that she’s used loads of instances earlier than up to now.

However Michelle had some sturdy phrases for males too, notably males who are raising daughters on this planet in the present day. Whereas talking about males who “tolerate inequality at work,” Michelle warned: “You can’t have it both ways.” She went on so as to add, “You can’t whisper these magical thoughts in your daughter’s ear about who she can be or what she can do…. If you’re tolerating that, that is the workplace that’s going to be waiting for your little girl, but you sold her a bill of goods. You told her she could be anything, but then you’re not working to make sure that can be actualized.”

And in terms of her personal politics, Michelle (once again) made it clear that she’s in all probability not working for president any time quickly, a lot to the frustration of followers all over the place. However, in true Michelle Obama trend, she broke the information in an inspiring and uplifting manner. “When I hear people say, ‘You run!’ it’s part of the problem,” she stated. “We nonetheless did not get ‘Sure we are able to’ proper. It isn’t ‘Sure you can,’ it is ‘Sure we can. We are the who. We are the reply.”

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