Originally posted at American Thinker
First lady Michelle Obama has wrapped up her six-day â€œLet Girls Learnâ€ tour of Liberia, Morocco andÂ Spain. Â Together with her motherÂ MarianÂ and two daughters Sasha and Malia, the FLOTUS, under the guise of promoting access to education for 62 million girls worldwide, embarked on aÂ multimillion-dollar excursionÂ where she ate great food, wore great clothes, hung out with celebrities, andÂ spent $600,000Â for one night in Marrakesh.
In Madrid, while speaking to schoolgirls about equality, Michelle did what her husband Obama does in African nations that ban homosexuality; she interfered by making a comment about abortion that was better left unsaid.Â Ignoring the fact that Spain is 68% Catholic, the wife ofÂ a man who boycottedÂ Netanyahu for bringing a message to America heâ€™d rather not hear, Michelle stressed that female equality is tied to aborting offspring.
In a clever way, Michelle shared her husbandâ€™s message that â€œIf [girls] make a mistake,â€ they donâ€™t need to be â€œpunished with a baby.â€ Simply put, Mrs. Obama must believe that â€˜letting girls learnâ€™ sometimes means â€˜letting girls die.â€™
Nonetheless, besides teaching her own daughters how to flaunt $4,000 outfits in the face of impoverished girls, Michelle clearly felt authorized to discuss how having children â€œIf you choose to have themâ€ impacts a girlâ€™s future.
Joined by Spainâ€™s fetching Queen LetiziaÂ Mrs. ObamaÂ had this to say about how childrearing positively impacts gender equity, â€œYou can start with how you raise your own children. Maybe [that] means telling your sons that itâ€™s OK to cry, and your daughters that itâ€™s OK to be bossy.â€
In gay-friendly Spain, Michelle could have just as easily said, â€œMaybe it means telling your sons that itâ€™s OK to use the girlâ€™s bathroom and your daughters that itâ€™s OK to ask a girl to the prom.â€
But she didnâ€™t.
Instead, theÂ Guru of Girl PowerÂ attempted to inspire her female audience to great heights by talking about the accomplishments of a certain Democratic presumptive presidential nominee whose husband, on a tarmac in Phoenix, in an effort to thwart an impending indictment, intimidated a female U.S. Attorney General on his wifeâ€™s behalf.
Then Mrs. Obama, who abandoned â€œLets Move!â€ for a less food restrictive government-funded initiative, lamented young age girls around the world forsaking schooling for marriage. For such a supposedly bright individual, is Michelle unaware that in countries other than Spain and the U.S. encouraging girls to seek out an educationÂ could get them killed?
Nonetheless, while pushing â€œLet Girls Learnâ€ the FLOTUS asked if â€œfamilies and communitiesâ€ who believe in things like underage marriage, and mutilating the genitals of young women, â€œthink that girls are even worthy of an education in the first place?â€
Yes, Michelle, girls are worthy of an education! However, in countriesÂ like MoroccoÂ andÂ LiberiaÂ women are also worthy of being regularly subjected to beatings and rape by their husbands. And, on occasion, girls are even worthy of being forced into prostitution, and burnt alive. So, with so many other dangerous and more oppressive lawsÂ plaguing girls, why would Michelle Obama choose as her primary focus women being denied access to a classroom?
In Madrid, the first lady, aÂ victim of catcallsÂ herself, also reminded the spectators that education is â€œ[a]bout whether girls are valued only for their bodies â€” for their labor, for their reproductive capacities â€” or â€¦ valued for their minds as well.â€ By telling girls in Spain that it was okay to choose education over an unborn life, Michelle Obama seemed to imply that â€œlabor,â€ whether outside or inside a delivery room, may diminish opportunities for girls.
Either way, itâ€™s hard to believe that these bitter sentiments continue to issue from the mouth of a woman who incessantly complains about gender bias and racial discrimination while enjoying the abundant fruit of a nation like America.
Moreover, Michelleâ€™s â€˜mind over bodyâ€™ shtick calls into question why the first lady insists on showing off her beefy biceps.Â In Madrid complete with a $2,000 price tagÂ and aÂ Delpozo designerÂ label the first lady called attention to herself again by displaying arms that in the sunlight resembled twoÂ glistening rolls of bolognaÂ wrapped in a white, queen-sized bed sheet.
Nonetheless, without giving one solid example, Michelle, who hasnâ€™t washed a dish, or scrubbed a toilet in 35-years, continued to bemoan that despite advancement for women in both the U.S. and Spain, â€œmen and women are often held to very different standards.â€ Mrs. Obama reminded the girls that:
Changes in our laws havenâ€™t always translated to changes in our cultures. And many of us still struggle with outdated norms and assumptions about the proper role for women, especially when it comes to our families and our workplaces.
And so, once again, it cost the U.S. taxpayer millions of tax dollars to transport the first lady to Liberia, Morocco, and Spain.Â This time, under the banner of â€œLet Girls Learn,â€ Americaâ€™s petulant FLOTUS, decked out in haute couture, represented our nationâ€™s values by insulting cultural norms, complaining about male oppression, and peddling unrestricted abortion to Catholic schoolgirls.