In her speech to the United Nations this week, first lady Michelle Obama chose to highlight some of the negative things women face in the United States today.
“Women here are still woefully underrepresented in our government and in the senior ranks of our corporations,” Obama said at the Global Education First Initiative event. “We still struggle with violence against women and harmful cultural norms that tell women how they are expected to look and act.”
The first lady, meanwhile, made no mention of women who are regularly raped and beaten in Afghanistan, forced to kill their female babies in China and not permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia. Those three countries, by the way, are members of the United Nations.