Female leadership and the ‘woke’ culture — Barack Obama

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Barack Obama claims that women are better leaders than men, pointing out that most problems in the world stem from decisions made by older men. Speaking in Singapore this week, the BBC reports that Obama said the world would be a better place if it were run by women.

He is confident that while women “aren’t perfect,” they are indisputably better than men. “I’m absolutely confident that for two years, if every nation on earth was run by women, you would see a significant improvement across the board on just about everything… living standards and outcomes,” he noted.

Power and how it can corrupt

Obama said it is crucial for political leaders to try and remind themselves that they are there to do a job, but that they are not there for life or to prop up their own sense of self-importance or their own power.

With regard to change across the board, especially with the involvement of the younger generation, Obama also noted that calling people out on social media does not necessarily bring about change.

On ‘woke’ culture and social media

The former US president highlighted the pitfalls of the woke culture amid the 2020 presidential race debates which saw many of the candidates apologizing for past incidents. Democrat candidates such as Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg have gone on to publicly apologize for using phrases like “All lives matter.”

He added that occasionally social media users get carried away to the point that even a mistake in the English grammar could prove detrimental to a candidate’s campaign. “ If I tweet or hashtag about how you didn’t do something right or used the wrong verb, then I can sit back and feel pretty good about myself because ‘Man did you see how woke I was? I called you out!’”

Originally published at https://themilsource.com on December 18, 2019.

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