Barack Obama had some firm words for men who think they should continue to run the world – women are “indisputably better,” and old men should “get out of the way.”
Barack, who has long been praised for his feminist mindset and treatment of women, didn’t pull any punches when talking to donors for the Democratic party in Singapore. He also answered a question about if he would ever consider a position of leadership again, something many people would love to see.
Obama’s speech was during a private event in Singapore, and the former President pulls a very high price tag. Organized by The Growth Faculty, an Australian company, tickets to see Obama speak ranged from $255 to $955.
I’m sure you can imagine the type of crowd a $1k/seat event brings.
While Obama wasn’t taped during this speech, there was media from local Singapore outlets that reported on Obama’s statement. His words were later confirmed by his office, so there’s no doubt he said it.
Barack didn’t just say that women were “indisputably better” than men at being leaders, he went as far as to say that if women were put in charge of every country in the world for the next two years the result would be improvements on “just about everything.”
“There would be less war, kids would be better taken care of and there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes,” he predicted.
Obama also suggested that many problems in the world today stem from “old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way. They cling to power, they are insecure, they have outdated ideas and the energy and fresh vision and new approaches are squashed.”
“Now women,” he continued. “I just want you to know, you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you’re better than us [men].”
Those statements from Obama came after he was asked at the event if he would consider another position of leadership, given the chance.
He clearly believes that a new age should be ushered into power, but there is no word on if this applies to current Democratic presidential candidates. Joe Biden, Obama’s former VP and long-assumed Obama favorite, is 77 years old.
“Radical” Bernie Sanders is 78, and Elizabeth Warren, another leading candidate, is 70.
Pete Buttigieg, in contrast, is just 37 years old.