To quote Cleavon Little from Blazing Saddles, "Where da white women at?" Liberal white women's outrage has been noticeably absent in all of this. And black Democrat women aren't exactly a chorus of disapproval either. In fact, I have heard nothing in the lamestream media about this. It's all been about Barack. The MAN! Is even our media complicit in the mistreatment of women by not exploring such an abomination?
You would think that a trip of such potential importance, a visit that could further the cause of women's rights at the global level demanded a visit by the First Lady. After all the atrocities Michelle has been through in her life as a middle-class black woman, being kept down by "the man." She had to battle her way through affirmative action to get a "race pass" into Princeton. And ever looming was "the man," there to prevent her from succeeding despite her Ivy League pedigree.
Michelle fought the man, landing cushy jobs, where ironically her increases in income grew—geometrically—as the stature of her husband grew. How did she survive those turbulent times? Amerika, that is OPPRESSION, and even a fool can recognize it. What is ya, ignant?!
Michelle "Three Guns" [I hope somebody gets that] Obama could have proclaimed,
Because of her vast experience with oppression, Michelle would have easily spotted the oppression of her Muslim sisters. And with the hoopla that is Obama, she could have struck a blow for womankind across the globe, drawing attention to the mistreatment suffered by Muslim women. Sadly, she didn't even make the trip.
Imagine if Barack had said to the Muslim people,
There was no such declaration from Barack, who joyously proclaimed all facets of his Muslimness, during the visit. 'Mum' was the word on the Muslim world's treatment of women, and Barack proved to the Muslims that he had his woman in check. Michelle was made to stay home with the "chirrens," like a good, obedient Muslim wife.
Michelle was in the safety and comfort of America, probably sauntering about the White House, donned in her new designer wardrobe ($600 tennis shoes and all) in scene reminiscent of Black Camelot—in other words, she was not relegated to wearing the traditional Muslim garb that she would have been required to wear had she made the trip. All together now—"Second-class citizen."
Here's the wrap:
As for Barack, he knew the amount of media coverage Michelle's visit would have garnered. There was no way he was going to showcase the treatment of women, particularly how the other half of Black Camelot would be treated—like all other Muslim women…at least publicly. Can't have that sort of thing showcased around the globe lest it make Muslims look bad.
Michelle would have been a distraction, and might have made Obama forget his place. Such a distraction could cause Barack to do something stupid—like grovel to the Arab world or even worse…kiss a Saudi's hand.
That's my rant!
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