Listen up men: Michelle Obama thinks you are “entitled” and “self-righteous.”
She also thinks women are to blame for raising them that way.
The former first lady held nothing back as she unloaded on men during an Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago on Wednesday. She directed the men in the audience to get “some friends” and talk to each other the way women do.
“Y’all should get you some friends,” Obama said. ““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.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 1, 2017
“Y’all need to go talk to each other about your stuff. Because there’s so much of it. It’s so messy,” she said as members of the audience laughed. “Just talk to each other about why you’re the way you are.”
No telling how long the men in the audience were amused, however, as Obama went on to tell them they are essentially overprotected and babied by women, whereas 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, you know?” she 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.”
Former first lady Michelle Obama: “Are we protecting our men too much, so that they feel a little entitled, a little self-righteous?” pic.twitter.com/xtmNPEhNhm
— ABC News (@ABC) November 1, 2017
“It’s powerful to have strong men but what does that strength mean?” the mother of two daughters continued.
“Does it mean respect,” Obama asked, “or are we protecting our men too much so they feel a little entitled or a little self-righteous sometimes?”
But, Obama noted, the fault is not just on the men in society.
“That’s kind of on us too as women and mothers, as we nurture men and push girls to be perfect,” she said.
So now it’s our fault? Way to go Mrs. Obama. Blame the wife, mother, sister. Feminist?
— christine savage (@cmsav) November 2, 2017
The former first lady did not mention any names in her rant but last month, she set off a firestorm after she suggested that Republicans are essentially “all men, all white.”
Not surprisingly, her remarks sparked debate on Twitter where many users seemed not to appreciate – or even want – her advice.
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I’m an individual, I don’t need talk to anyone about “stuff”.
— Michael Hands (@MichaelHands1) November 1, 2017
Thanks, but I don’t need to hear from her on how to be a man.https://t.co/loWHLvqKO3
— BonkPolitics (@BonkPolitics) November 2, 2017
@MichelleObama really! You have raised no boys so just stop trying to be wise on the subject, your girls are not perfect either! Noone is!
— Love Triumphs (@ZirateBetty) November 1, 2017
Um men and boys are able to handle anything if they are raised right. I reject feminism in today’s society’s view that puts men down.
— Brian Knox (@Knowland7470) November 1, 2017
She ought to know; her husband was well protected!
— MARYANNE MAXWELL BRO (@sometimesspikey) November 1, 2017
This from the queen of self righteousness.
— Randy Phillips (@BigR49) November 1, 2017
There is just too much stupid in that woman’s head. Boys being raised today are being taught to whine/complain, much like the women of today
— s R c (@rcaes22) November 1, 2017
another woman telling men how to be men, wonder how women would feel about men telling them how to be women? we all have stuff to talk about
— foolish fish (@borganic1) November 1, 2017
I know your husband has issues, not sure why you think we all do.
— DalePifer (@pifer_dale) November 2, 2017
Really. Do we. I was held to account my entire life. Please resist the urge to paint us all with the same brush.
— Chris L (@ChrisCory70) November 2, 2017
I agree with her if she is speaking about Bill and Barak
— markmccord (@markmccord) November 2, 2017
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