During a speaking engagement at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago Wednesday, former first lady Michelle Obama blamed women for raising "entitled" and "self-righteous" men.
Here's the video of her comments:
Former first lady Michelle Obama: "Are we protecting our men too much, so that they feel a little entitled, a little self-righteous?" pic.twitter.com/xtmNPEhNhm
— ABC News (@ABC) November 1, 2017
What did she say exactly?
"Because you running the world and I know that's one of the questions it's like raising our men," she said. "We got to. I was talking to my mother about that the other day."
"It's like, the problem in the world today is that we love our boys and we raise our girls, you know?" she explained.
"We raise them to be strong and sometimes we take care not to hurt men and I think we pay for that a little bit," she said. "And that's a 'we' thing 'cuz we raisin' em, you know?"
"And it's powerful to have strong men," she continued, "but what does that strength mean you know? Does it mean respect? Does it mean responsibility? Does it mean compassion? Or are we protecting our men too much?"
"So they feel a little entitled, and you know, a little self-righteous sometimes, but that's kinda on us, too, as women and mothers as we nurture men, and push girls to be perfect," she concluded.
Also, in her speaking engagement, the former first lady mocked men's inability to talk through their issues with their friends, saying women are much better at it.
"Y'all need to get you some friends," she said as the audience laughed. "Y'all need to go talk to each about your stuff. Because there's so much of it. It's so messy."
Michelle Obama tells men "Y'all need to go talk to each about your stuff. Because there's so much of it. It's so messy." (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/5LWJ7PbXNM
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 1, 2017
“Just talk to each other about why you’re the way you are," she concluded, opining that women are much better at correcting each other.