Obama Says Women Are Needed In Politics Because Men Are ‘Getting On My Nerves,’ And We’re Like, Same

Former US President Barack Obama speaks during the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the Wanderers cricket stadium in Johannesburg on July 17, 2018. - Former US president Barack Obama will deliver the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, urging young people to fight to defend democracy, human rights and peace, to a crowd of 15,000 people at the club as the centrepiece of celebrations marking 100 years since Nelson Mandela's birth. Obama has made relatively few public appearances since leaving the White House in 2017, but he has often credited Mandela for being one of the great inspirations in his life. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Says Women Are Needed In Politics Because Men Are ‘Getting On My Nerves,’ And We’re Like, Same

The former POTUS called for the change during a speech in South Africa.

Published July 19, 2018

Barack Obama is calling for an increase of women to lead in politics because he, like many of the rest of us, is over men.

During a speech at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa, the former president told young African leaders that we need more women to lead social activism movements and head political groups.

  1. Obama admitted that “men have been getting on my nerves lately”

    “Every day I read the newspaper and just think, like, ‘Brothers, what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with us? We’re violent, we’re bullying. Just not handling our business,'” Obama said. “I think empowering more women on the continent, that… is going to lead to some better policies.”

  2. After CNN posted a clip of the speech, people could not have agreed more with the president's thoughts
  3. After all, there's one woman I'm sure everyone would love to support in 2020

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)


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