If there is indeed such a thing as a ‘battle of the sexes,’ it sounds as though women can count on Barack Obama to be in their corner.
During a private leadership conference in Singapore, the former president spoke candidly about the fairer sex, extolling their virtues on both a personal and international level, as reported in the BBC.
In fact, to the contrary, Obama claimed that of all the world’s trials and tribulations, most of them are typically “caused by old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way.”
Speaking to the crowd, the 44th presided of the United states opined that while women “are not perfect,” they are nonetheless “indisputably… better than us [men].” Obama then went on to theorize about what the world would be like under the rule of women: “I’m absolutely confident that for two years if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything… living standards and outcomes.”
During the event, Mr. Obama was also asked to comment on his political future, specifically whether or not a role in political leadership could be on the horizon, a prospect which he downplayed. “It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life,” the former president responded. “You are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self importance or your own power.”
"You have to seek out people who are not like you and you should not be afraid of people who know more than you do about something." @BarackObama shares one of the most important leadership lessons he learned as president. #ObamaLeaders pic.twitter.com/xbihe6ieBy
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) December 13, 2019
Since leaving office, the Obamas have dedicated part of their time to establishing “The Obama Foundation,” which, in part, is dedicated to educating girls around the globe and “ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.”
“Put some positive light out there. Be the ‘yes’ in somebody’s life.”@MichelleObama calls on #ObamaLeaders to focus on the positive and embrace their role in shaping the next generation. pic.twitter.com/Dj0n3DkZMq
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) December 12, 2019
Written by Red Blue Divide editorial staff.