The need to expose the United States’ shortcomings seems to affect both Obamas. After the POTUS announced to the world that the US is still dealing with racial issues, even though no evidence that the shooting in Ferguson was racial, Michelle Obama drew a moral equivalence to women’s issues in the US to women’s issues world wide.
Michelle Obama: American Women Subjugated By Harmful Cultural Norms
Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama said that American women are suffering under “harmful cultural norms: at a U.N. education event.
Mrs. Obama said, “Women here are still woefully underrepresented in our government and the senior ranks of corporations. We still struggle with violence against woman and harmful cultural norms that tell woman how they are expected to look and act.”