Michelle Obama Dismisses Popular Feminist Advice: 'That S*** Doesn't Work'

Michelle Obama Dismisses Popular Feminist Advice: 'That S*** Doesn't Work'

"I think it's okay - it's good, even - to do that...."

"In terms of women in leadership roles, we are not better off", she said, noting that women occupied less than 6 percent of Fortune 500 CEO jobs and their global equivalents, and the number of countries run by women had decreased.

Michelle's daughter Malia, 20, is a sophomore at Harvard University, while her youngest child Sasha, 17, is finishing out her senior year of high school in Washington, D.C.

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On how much sleep she gets now versus when she was FLOTUS: "Thankfully, more (and it's more regular). It just means that it's hard, what we are trying to do is shift culture". "It ain't equal. I tell women that, it's not equal". "I hope this book will plant the seed that we can change lives", she said.

Finally, the former first lady pointed to the fact that while some things are "harder for young women today", they are "not as held back by the societal belief that girls and boys can't do the same thing". I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of, I have worked at non-profits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the United Nations, they are not that smart.

"What happens to black women, you become a caricature. the size of her hips, her style".

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"They're charging forwards in sports and math and science and technology".

'They're speaking up and speaking out, ' she added. "And to walk away from that and to look my parents in the eye and say "I'm not feeling this", she laughed, trailing off at the memory. 'They're confident, unconcerned with old stereotypes, and there's no telling what they're going to accomplish in the years ahead'.

The shock of hearing perma-composed Obama let slip a swear is entertaining, but it shouldn't (and I don't think it did) overshadow her message and her criticism of the advice to "lean in", as coined by Sheryl Sandberg. Professionally, she had a successful career prior to moving into the White House, and as First Lady, she maintained her independent identity and worked to advance a number of important causes. "But I'm here to tell you that their ideas are no more exciting".

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"I knew I hadn't spent enough time developing me".

"Some of my first pricks came from women journalists who accused me of emasculating my husband..."

"The moment was overshadowed by Michelle O saying s- in public which is a silly thing to get excised about & points to our fetish with civility over all else", Touré said on Twitter. "They're like, 'What's that?' And I'm like, 'Yep, we're in the real world now, fellas'".

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