Posted: October 2016
We share Michele Obama's sentiments that "the measure of any society is how it treats its women and girls." America's First Lady had left a White House event to celebrate the International Day of the Girl feeling uplifted by the amazing young women she had met there. By contrast, the recently released video of Donald Trump's remarks about women, "shook her to the core". So she changed her normal campaign speech as she felt his remarks could not be ignored.
She said, "The fact is that in this election, we have a candidate for President of the United States who, over the course of his lifetime and the course of this campaign, has said things about women that are so shocking, so demeaning that I simply will not repeat anything here today. And last week, we saw this candidate actually bragging about sexually assaulting women. And I can't believe that I'm saying that a candidate for President of the United States has bragged about sexually assaulting women. Too many are treating this as just another day's headline, as if our outrage is overblown or unwarranted, as if this is normal, just politics as usual. But... be clear: This is not normal. This is not politics as usual. This is disgraceful. It is intolerable. And it doesn't matter what party you belong to... no woman deserves to be treated this way. None of us deserves this kind of abuse."
For the full transcript of her speech click here.
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