Barack Obama Says Women Are Indisputably Better At Leading Than Men. And It Couldn’t Have Come At A Better Time
I usually don’t find myself saying this for politicians, but considering there are always exceptions to every rule, I actually have good things to say about Barack Obama. Having served as the President of United States of America from 2009 to 2017, Barack Obama has by far been one of the best leaders the world has seen- at least in terms of humanity. Of course staying in India, to have someone like him in power is only a far-fetched dream, but we are at the least grateful for the kind of ideology he still continues to spread and advocate.
At a recent private event in Singapore on leadership, Barack Obama talked about a lot of things, but of all of them, one that lingered on in our minds and for all the right reasons, was with just how much dignity he talked about women being better leaders than men could ever be. Calling them not perfect, but definitely better, he 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].” And with that, we agree in totality.
He then continued further by saying, “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.” We can only imagine the kind of maturity and sense of self confidence a man would have to have to say that, but we are glad someone did. And that that someone is the former president of United States Of America is icing on the cake.
Women all around, who are now taking up positions of power are proof that they aren’t just equipped but also excellently efficient at their work. From channeling a political acumen to their emotions, they are quick witted and extremely intuitive. Take Nancy Pelosi, the fearless politician involved in impeaching President Trump for example, or a leader and PM like Jacinda Arden who in the moment of crisis stood by the country, or the recently elected Sanna Marin of Finland who is grabbing headlines for all the right reasons, women are leading from the front.
Here is hoping, more women rise to power and more men realise that to a very large extent, women weren’t just meant to make a home, but a country too. They may have been limited to raising a child, but now when they are out and ruling a nation, they are doing that just fine, and may we say, even better. When Obama was asked if he wanted to ever go back to power he said, “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,” and once again, hitting the bulls eye with his words, Obama implied so much in so little.
We always knew it, but now when a man of such calibre says it, maybe the men will pay attention.