SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS A MICHELLE OBAMA
Michelle Obama recently delivered an emotionally moving speech
Michelle Obama’s speech during an election campaign left many people inspired and moved. She spoke during a campaign rally where she did not shy from addressing the undressed issue of Donald Trump’s “locker room” disgrace comments about women. The first Lady aggressively rebuked Donald “Trash” Trump on how he bragged about sexually abusing women.
Donald “Trash” Trump bragged about how he had his way with women because he was rich and famous. In this tape he talks about how he grabbed women with their private parts, in his words “P%*ssy”. Trump’s obsession with women’s boobs is that of a worrying factor.
Hillary Clinton played a “Presidential candidate” role by not aggressively attack Trump on this during their debate few days ago. However Michelle Obama did not beat around the bush:”The men that you and I know don’t treat women this way,” she said. “And I’m sure that many of you do, too — particularly the women. The shameful comments about our bodies. The disrespect of our ambitions and intellect. The belief that you can do anything you want to a woman. That is cruel. It’s frightening. And the truth is, it hurts.” the First Lady continued.
To think that there are women in Donald Trump campaign still defending him is mind boggling! Give an idiot money the results of that is Trump. What you are in private is who you truly are in reality!
Michelle Obama may have put a final nail in Donald Trump coffin.
South Africa needs a Michelle Obama type of women
I could not help but think about South African situation with our President and his women controversies including the late Khwezi. Women should have stood up and said “NO, NOT IN OUR NAME”.
Often times as a man I would feel guilty for women’s pain, and would feel responsible somehow. Well that how felt until Oscar Pristorous killed Reeva Steenkamp in cold blood. After all proof presented before Judge Masipa who happens to be a woman, it was found that Oscar did not kill Reeva on purpose. A judgement that left every South African’s jaw hanging low in amazement and disgust.
Oscar walked away with a light sentence. The National Prosecuting Authority launched an appeal to reverse Judge Masipa’s judgement. High court agreed that the judgement was wrong, it should have been murder and therefore Oscar Pristorous should go back to court to receive a murder sentence. Once again Judge Masipa sympathized with Oscar Pristorious and did not give him a sentence deserved. Much to the disappointment of the South African public.
Judge Masipa had an amazing opportunity to send a message to all women abusers, but she failed dismally. Not only her, but women in South Africa seem to have assumed a lesser position in issues of society interest. Women’s League protection of President Jacob Zuma reveals a lack of women’s desire to liberate themselves.
I may not feel guilty about women’s pain but I do have a responsibility to protect and respect women.
What and who determines the value of a woman?
Michelle Obama spoke from her heart! We are missing a heart of a woman in South Africa. The question is: does conquering the corporate world give women a recognition that they are a leading force in our society? What determines your value as a woman?
I believe that every nation depends on the well-being of women to have a promising future. We hear very little about women’s struggle during apartheid. But they have played a much bigger role then we often get told. South Africa is desperate for a Michelle Obama type of women. A woman that will stand up and say “Ladies this is not it”. Some may argue Advocate Thuli Madonsela, I agree partially with many reservations on how she treated other cases brought to her.
We have shut out voices of Mama Winnie Mandela, and settled for voices of Mama Bathabile Dlamini and Baleka Mbete. Politics have robbed us of Dr. Mamphele Ramphele and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma.
It is not all doom and gloom, I know women such as Khanyi Dlomo, Noxolo Mcubuse (an article on her is due) and many others who’s voices are heard in small scales. We need a woman heart, an Obama Michelle kinda woman. Stand up roar Lionesses, Africa is waiting on you.