Michelle Obama tells world “Let Girls Learn.”
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
DOHA, Qatar — As part of her “Let Girls Learn” initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a sermon on women’s rights and educational growth at the World Innovation Summit for Education a few days ago, insisting that “solving our girls’ education crisis” is “also about attitudes and beliefs.” The First Lady believes it’s time to combat ingrained cultural oppression of women worldwide, and that includes men stepping up to aid the cause.
First Lady Michelle Obama speaking with students at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar. pic.twitter.com/Gsqk3z8cLj
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“We cannot address our girls’ education crisis until we address the cultural norms and practices that devalue women’s intelligence, that silence their voices, that limit their ambitions,” said Mrs. Obama, who attended Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
The First Lady also recalled her own experiences with gender discrimination while growing up as a child in Chicago, saying that even though she was “bright and curious” and “had plenty of opinions” of her own, people were often “more interested” in hearing what her brother had to say.
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