Michelle Obama just said some very powerful words against Donald Trump
'Anyone who looked at those two candidates and said, "That man is closer to my voice," doesn’t like their own voice.'
During her eight years as the First Lady, Michelle Obama won herself a legion of fans thanks to her empowering and uplifting speeches. Almost a year after leaving the White House, she is still using her platform to discuss women’s rights and campaign for equality.
This week, Michelle spoke at a marketing conference called Inbound where she discussed life after the White House, the current administration, and women’s equality.
‘We [as women] think 12 times before we open our mouths – “Well maybe I’m wrong?”‘ she began. ‘We argue with ourselves in our head and we think: “Before I speak up, it has to be perfect.” While the guy is like, “Blah blah blah… “
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‘Not thinking about perfect, right, or anything—he’s just like “I’m used to hearingmyvoice.” That’s what happens to a lot of people. And if you’ve been socialised to think your voice doesn’t matter – and it’s done in very subtle ways: maybe it happened at your dinner table with the father you adored who would talk right over you, or the brothers who just took up too much space and you learned to be quiet, or the mother who told you that being ladylike meant that you watched your words and you didn’t interrupt … There’s so much that goes on that shushes us.’
Michelle also went on to echo the sentiments of something that Hillary Clinton spoke about earlier this week. She felt that women who voted against Hillary, and for Trump, were voting ‘against their own voice.’
‘Anyone who looked at those two candidates and said, “That man is closer to my voice,” doesn’t like their own voice,’ Michelle said.
Video: Watch first lady Michelle Obama’s full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention
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