”WE NURTURE MEN AND PUSH GIRLS TO BE PERFECT” -MICHELLE OBAMA
Michelle Obama, Former First Lady of United State said at the first Obama Foundation international summit which held on Wednesday, the 1st of November that parents were the ones who created gender inequality by raising their children differently.
She was of the opinion that men are raised to be babies and protected by women , who are brought up to be strong.
The First Lady also asserted that that men are ‘entitled and self-righteous’ because women protect them too much.
The couple’s plans to invite civic leaders to Chicago for a summit was primarily in order for them to exchange ideas and plan ways to solve some of the world’s common problems.
The former president said the summit would bring “hundreds of leaders from all around the world for a hands-on exchange of ideas.” and this is exactly what happened.
Here are some interesting things Michelle said in her chat.
1. On her parents helping her to grow beyond racism
“My parents helped us to grow. They were raised in the Jim Crow period but they encouraged us to rise above being black.”
2. On her marriage to Barrack
Michelle asserted that she and her husband make a powerful team and work so well together because he operates with his head while she operates with her heart.
3. On the cause of gender strife in the world
It’s like the problem in the world today is we love our boys, and we raise our girls,’
4. On how men are raised
‘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.
5. On how people think girls should be perfect
‘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.’
6. On women befriending women
“Y’all should get you some friends,” “And talk to each other, because that’s the other thing [women] do — we straighten each other out on some things, our girlfriends.”
7. On raising children
“We have to raise our children to be compassionate and that is not different with sexes. Our view is that parents should encourage their kids to be responsible”
culled from fabwoman.ng
March 21, 2018