“Women Tired Of Being disregarded”: Michelle Obama Backs #MeToo Movement
Our former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama has come out in support of the ongoing viral #MeToo movement, and asked women to pave the way for the next generation.
While Ms Obama was out announcing her newly-launched Global Alliance, a new initiative that will empower girls through education, was asked to comment on the backlash that the movement has been attracting from men. “What about us”? is what men are asking.
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According to a report by E Online, Ms Obama said, “That’s what happens with change. Change is not a direct smooth path. There’s going to be bumps and resistance. There has been a status quo in term of the way women have been treated, what their expectations have been in a society and that is changing and there’s going to be a little upheaval. There’s going to be little discomfort, but I think it’s up to the women out there to say, ‘Sorry that you feel uncomfortable, but I’m now paving the way for the next generation.”
While Ms Obama appreciates the movement she also believes there is more to be done for women and girls. “I’m surprised at how much has changed, but how much has not changed and I think that’s where the fire is coming from.” She said.
“Enough is enough. The world is sadly a dangerous place for women and girls and we see that again and again and I think young women are tired of it. They’re tired of being undervalued. They’re tired of being disregarded. They’d tired of their voices not being invested in and heard and it’s not just around the world, that’s happening right here in this country and if we’re going to change that, we have to give them the tools and the skills through education to be able to lift those voices up,” she said.
First lady Melania Trump, commented on the same issue earlier this week basically saying you shouldn’t accuse men of something unless you have hard evidence. Thanks for the encouraging words Melania, we will be sure to have our cell phone cameras running since we obviously ‘know’ when it’s going to happen (eyeroll).