The Obama Foundation hosted a summit in Chicago. Michelle Obama spoke at the summit and the former First Lady had some strong words to share. Obama made comments about how no one needs to tweet out every thought they have, but if they do it should be all grammatically correct.
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It's been an amazing two days here in Chicago, and I want to give a shoutout to our inspiring community leaders and to all of YOU who have been part of the #ObamaSummit. Tonight, @BarackObama and I were joined by some of our friends, including @ChanceTheRapper, to celebrate the South Side. Thank you!
Obama also commented how her husband former President Barack Obama needs more friends since leaving the White House. But most important Obama commented on the way men are raised and treated in the world.
Obama discusses if men feel entitled and self-righteous because of the way they are raised. Ultimately she said it’s true. “It’s powerful to have strong men but what does that strength mean?” asked Obama. “Does it mean respect? Does it mean responsibility? Does it mean compassion? Or are we protecting our men too much so that they feel a little entitled and a little, you know, self-righteous sometimes?”
She then goes on to say that men are raised and nurtured, while women are raised to be perfect. Even though Obama isn’t raising men, she has two daughters, it still makes her think about how girls need to be raised to exist in the world.
Then she ends by saying that boys and girls should be raised the same and she isn’t wrong.