“I can’t tell you how sick it makes me, the more I see the uncovering of the truth that all us women know has been out there, that there is an ugliness there.”
This country is going through a very dark time. We are in a moral crisis. And we can no longer look to the president for leadership or moral authority. What we really need right now is some Michelle Obama.
And lucky for us, our former FLOTUS is now speaking out.
Michelle Obama spoke to a sold-out crowd on Thursday night in Hartford, Connecticut. And she talked about the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations against men of power.
“I can’t tell you how sick it makes me, the more I see the uncovering of the truth that all us women know has been out there, that there is an ugliness there,” she said.
Michelle called on American men to step up and start doing their part in the fight against sexual abuse.
“If we want young women to be strong and have voices and advocate for themselves, then we have to realize how much work we have to do. And I’m talking to the men out there, who cannot be innocent bystanders and complacent … watching this happen.”
Michelle talked about the positive impact that men have had in her life saying, “I was one of the lucky ones. I am what it looks like when a girl is loved and nurtured and invested [in.]”
But she also said that she was upset that “we live in a world … where young girls are literally in danger of some kind of mess, whether it’s what a man says to us, or how he looks at us, or an opportunity that is taken from us, or somebody who’s got [their] foot on our necks … it is such a sad, common existence for women and girls in this country.”
Michelle made a point of not saying Trump’s name. But she gave the audience some great advice on how to deal with him.
“Focus on what you can control. Be a good person every day. Vote. Read. Treat one another kindly. Follow the law. Don’t tweet nasty stuff.”
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