Former first lady Michelle Obama gave a speech recently that will be remembered for long because she said something so shocking, people were left speechless.
Michelle Obama said that growing up she was objectified, suggesting that she was something of a sex symbol because she was often cat called and whistled at by passers by. She said:
“Teachers didn’t think I was smart enough, and would call on the boys instead of the girls – even though the girls had better grades. People thought a girl shouldn’t have ambition, and they would ask my brother what career he planned to have but would ask me what kind of man I wanted to marry.
As I got older, I found that men would whistle at me or make comments about how I looked as I walked down the street. As if my body were their property. As if I were an object to be commented on instead of a full human being with thoughts and feelings of my own.”
Many viewers were in shock after Michelle implied that she was something of a sex symbol, they went on social media to express their disbelief. One person wrote:
“If there had not been a video with her actually saying this I wouldn’t have believed she could have that big an ego. Is there no end to this woman’s huge self-importance? Obviously she had this ego before becoming the First Lady and it has only grown exponentially. Time for her to take her final bow and leave the limelight.”
There have been reports that a team is currently making plans to help Michelle Obama continue her advocacy. Michelle Obama is set to work with a small team in Washington, where her office will be led by her longtime deputy chief of staff, Melissa Winter. Michelle said:
“Mel has been by my side from day one. There is truly no one I trust more completely to make order out of chaos and take an idea from inception to execution. For the past decade, she has been one of my most trusted advisors and dearest friends.”
Melissa Winter also gave a statement, saying:
“Right now it is an empty plate. I really think the most important thing is to give her time to breathe and get acclimated to being a private citizen again, knowing that she doesn’t have to tell people where she’s going to go and we don’t have to put out an advisory if she’s going to go walk around a museum.”
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