Obama: Women ‘pretty indisputably’ better leaders than men

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.   

According to the BBC, he made the remarks at a leadership event in Singapore during his and former first lady Michelle Obama’s visit to the region last week.

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].

“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.

“It is important for political leaders to try and remind themselves that you are there to do a job, but you are not there for life, you are not there in order to prop up your own sense of self importance or your own power,” he added. 

The comments follow similar remarks made by the former president earlier this year when he stressed the importance of more women becoming involved in social movements. 

“Women, in particular, by the way, I want you to get more involved,” he said at an event for young African leaders at the time. 

“Because men have been getting on my nerves lately,” he added then. “I mean, every day, I read the newspaper and I just think like, brothers what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with us?” 

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