Oh boy! She actually went there. Are you buying Michelle’s story?
Michelle Obama has created this mythology about her privileged upbringing in which the forces of racism and sexism conspired to hold her back. It’s all bullshit, but somehow slightly more truthful than her husband’s fictitious origin story. In Argentina on the taxpayer’s dime, FLOTUS added to this fable by claiming that male chauvinist pigs tried to keep her down because her body was too damn sexy.
As part of her do-nothing “Let Girls Learn” initiative, Michelle spoke to Argentinean women on the importance of education, because apparently a lot of people don’t know that getting an education is important. As usual, her speech wasn’t so much about the stated topic, but rather about Michelle herself.
“I began encountering people outside of my home who had less faith in my ability to reach my goals. Teachers who 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 who thought girls 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,” said Michelle.
I wonder if she answered that she wanted to marry a man that has never had a real job in his life, but will somehow miraculously be elected as the President of the United States, despite his dangerous lack of qualifications. That would be downright eerie if she had answered that way, huh?
In case you aren’t yet in tears over the troubles Michelle faced growing up, get out your hankies:
“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,” Michelle said.