Former first lady Michelle Obama sure knows how to use her language to convince people in whatever she needs them to believe in. Well, can you imagine seeing Michelle curse?
Michelle Obama held a speech at the 19,000-seat Barclays Center in Brooklyn as she was promoting her book.
However, people were surprised to see her compare a prominent piece of feminist self-help advice to “s***” that does not work.
Michelle told attendees that women are unable to be equal in their professional and personal lives all at once. According to her, this idea is a lie, adding that “marriage still ain’t equal, y’all.”
“And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that s*** doesn’t work all the time,” Michelle fired at one point. “I forgot where I was for a moment. I thought we were at home, y’all. I was gettin’ real comfortable up in here. All right, I’m back now. Sometimes that stuff doesn’t work,” she said.
Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Candberg introduced the “lean in” concept in her book, “Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead.” According to her, women need to take assertive action and overcome workplace inequities and enjoy leadership positions. Critics say that the book downplays sexism and blames women.
Michelle’s attack on President Donald Trump came as a surprise, but we can really say we did not see it come.
Poet Elizabeth Alexander discussed many events with Michelle. The former first lady used part of her speech to honor President George H.W. Bush who died on Friday. She went on saying that “marriage is hard work.”
Michelle also spoke about the time when children visited the White House and hugged the president. “That’s why Barack and I are careful about what we say. Except when we are in an arena full of people,” she said.