“Empowering more women on the continent [is] going to lead to some better policies,” Barack Obama said Wednesday during a speech in Johannesburg, South Africa, also noting that violence and bullying done primarily by men has been “getting on my nerves lately” pic.twitter.com/h78j3WZ7QN
— POLITICO (@politico) July 18, 2018
Courtesy of The Hill:
Former President Obama on Wednesday called for women to get more involved in social movements because men have been “getting on my nerves.”
“Women, in particular, by the way, I want you to get more involved,” Obama said while hosting a town hall for young African leaders in South Africa. “Because men have been getting on my nerves lately. I mean, every day, I read the newspaper and I just think like, brothers what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with us?”
Obama added that “empowering more women on the continent” would “lead to some better policies” right away.
Well, he’s not wrong.
Now mind you I am not somebody who just automatically thinks that women are always more calm in a crisis, more capable of negotiating, and more likely to make the right decision.
I have worked too many years, for too many female employers, to make that leap in logic.
Just like with men, some women are capable of handling a stressful complicated job, and some just aren’t.
However, I think at this point, much like Obama, I am so fed up with current leadership that I am willing to hand the whole kit and kaboodle to women and leave it to them to straighten things out.
After all, there is almost no way they could make things worse, right?