Former President Obama said at a recent event that he believes women are “indisputably better” leaders than men and confidently predicted that people would see a global improvement if every nation was led by a woman.
At the event, the former president reportedly said: “Now women, I just want you to know; you are not perfect, but what I can say pretty indisputably is that you’re better than us [men].
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“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 continued.
“If you look at the world and look at the problems it’s usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way,” the former president went on.
Of course, Barrack Obama doesn’t really believe this himself or he wouldn’t have run against Hillary Clinton in 2008. Alternately, I guess he could have made her his VP and then resigned as soon as he was elected, but he didn’t do that either, did he?
This is cheap rhetorical fluff, yet we hear similar things all the time. “If women were in charge, the world would be better off.” “If women were in charge, there would be no more war.” Blah, blah, blah, blah.
Of course, if women are such great leaders, then how is it that men have been in charge of just about everything worth doing in all of human history? If you went, let’s say 1,000 deep on the greatest endeavors in human history, all of them would have been run by a man. So if you are going by track record, unquestionably you want a male leader to make things better. Of course, Obama is a male leader, so obviously not every man is a success.
Additionally, that doesn’t mean that there haven’t been great female leaders. Margaret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth, Boudicca (Who is famous for butchering and torturing to death as many as 80,000 Romans by the way), Catherine the Great and… uh, others. But, female leaders are uncommon and outstanding female leaders are as rare as hen’s teeth.
If we want to get more general and go down to let’s say the manager level, let’s toss in this quote from Matt Walsh:
Right because if there’s anything women are known for it’s peaceful and drama-free cooperation with each other https://t.co/71LRWZBYj6
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 16, 2019
Even most women I know in the corporate world would prefer to have a man in charge because women tend to be more catty, petty and are more prone to play political games.
Now, you may say, “All of this may be true, but you shouldn’t say it because it might discourage young women from trying to lead.” However, as evidenced by Obama’s comments, we’ve gone so far in the other direction that at some point it’s worth making sure that everyone is aware of basic facts. That goes double for young men that are incessantly bombarded these days with propaganda telling them that they’re bad, that females are superior to them and that they should be more like women.