Michelle Obama: “Are We Protecting Our Men Too Much?”

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama asked a question during the two day Obama Foundation Summit about men that have us wanting to know what you, the readers think.

The former First Lady asked the crowd at the summit if we’re protecting our men too much that they feel entitled or self righteous at times.

The topic came up during a conversation about raising children and empowering girls to use their voice.

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“We love our boys and we raise our girls,” Obama said. “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.” But that same strength we use to raise girls, Obama suggested, needs to be defined in a way that doesn’t aid misogyny, but upholds positive values when it comes to boys.

“It’s powerful to have strong men but what does that strength mean? Does it mean respect? Does it mean responsibility? Does it mean compassion? Or are we protecting our men too much so that they feel a little entitled and a little, you know, self-righteous sometimes?”

What do you think?

What do you think?