“Be Better” She Says


From here,

Michelle Obama hosted a “United State of Women” summit Tuesday at the White House. The schedule featured an interview with the First Lady conducted by Oprah Winfrey.

At one point, Winfrey asked Obama if she had any advice for men. “What can men do, leaving here?” the former talk show host asked.

Obama’s response was pretty telling.

“Be better,” the First Lady replied. As Winfrey screeched (literally) with laughter and the attendees of the women’s summit reacted with rousing cheers and applause, Obama reiterated, “Be better at everything.” And, the audience, along with Oprah shriek, howl and cheer some more.

 

This is very telling.  There are so many angles for analysis; only a few will be considered here.  Let us start.

I. This is a complaint about men sloughing off.  And why shouldn’t they?  There really isn’t any real incentive to work hard any more.  If men are to work hard, modern men realize that works best when it is to be for their direct benefit.  More specifically, the complaint is about men not bettering themselves in ways that women want.  One word seems to escape them: incentives.

II. This is a complaint about men not keeping up.  With modern empowered women climbing the affirmative action university and corporate ladder, men are just not where she needs them to be.  But then again, she probably is not all that she thinks that she is.

III.  It is a complaint about unfulfilled hypergamy.  Being a SIW means that she can let her hypergamic impulse run wild if she so desires.  And they do.  So where is the man with more money, more status and a dominating personality?  And if there were such men, why would they bother with these SIW women?

IV. Women enjoy being victims.  This is truly empowering.  That is why the audience, along with Oprah shriek, howl and cheer some more.  The implication is that they are victims of men being poor men.  Perhaps some introspection by the women is called for here.  Though it does appear that howling is sufficient to suppress any of this that might come bubbling up.  Perhaps that is why they do it.

V. “United State of Women” summit.  So the women are united for their cause.  The shrieking and howling show and reinforce their commitment to the cause of women.  Would there be shrieking and howling if the host made statements related to the betterment of humanity as a whole?

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57 comments on ““Be Better” She Says
  1. Yoda says:

    Perhaps people see M.O. And O.W.
    And decide to stay away they do

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  2. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Farm Boy,
    It is hard to tell who is worse. The feminists who openly hate men or the traditionalists who claim to love us but only want us to do the work of drafthorses.
    Case in point, that twitter Yoda linked from Anne-Marie Slaughter.

    I have to admit that I could only stand ten minutes of the Michelle-Oprah video.

    There is a silver lining to all this. The traditionalists realize that they are absolutely dependent on men.While they are not about to provide men with incentive, they have noticed that we are not contributing as we did when there were incentives.

    A thought about the Presidential election. If Hillary puts herself forward as the candidate for women, what will Trump owe women if he wins?

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  3. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    After rereading Anne-Marie Slaughter’s twit,it may be best to just abolish Father’s Day. It’s just an excuse for everyone to bash men.

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  4. Yoda says:

    Anne-Marie Slaughter’s twit

    Misspelled “twit” you did.
    Has a different vowel it does

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  5. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    While she may be a twit, I think the word that I should have used in that instance was “tweet”.

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  6. Yoda says:

    Imagine if you will,
    Barack Obama appearing on the Tonight Show he does,
    And saying he would,
    “Women improve they need to do”

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  7. Yoda says:

    think the word that I should have used in that instance was “tweet”.

    Closer to being correct the first try you were

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  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    If anyone with any authority said anything that remotely criticized women, it would be all over the front page of all the dailies and the first story on network news.
    Who was it who said that if you want to know who holds power, find out who you are not allowed to criticize?

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  9. Cill says:

    it may be best to just abolish Father’s Day. It’s just an excuse for everyone to bash men.

    I agree. Mothers Day is a day to celebrate mothers. Fathers Day is a day to denigrate men. Both are days for women. To hell with that.

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  10. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny linked this over on the “Sexism” thread. It may be more topical here.

    I don’t like calling women bitches because that is defamatory to the four footed variety who accommodating, affectionate, and attentive.

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  11. They are getting much better at pushing back on BS man shaming thanks to the manosphere. Does that count?

    I like men. Men are way underrated. A little appreciation and acknowledgement for all they do, is that really so hard to give? If only more women could see that for this, men have built civilizations. W/o it, why would they?

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  12. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Bloom,
    You have a point that is lost on so many women. We are easy to take care of.

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  13. Cill says:

    We men can build self-sufficient places and accept or reject others to share the comfortable living of our creation. Women have made any sort of relationship so perilous to men that they’ve just about ruled themselves out.

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  14. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    If Donald Trump has not commented on Brexit, that is commendable. I haven’t heard anything. Anyway, he has shown more discretion that our current President.

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  15. Spawny Get says:

    Trump said something like, “it’s not my business to tell Britain what to do, but I think they should leave”
    Something like that. Perfectly fine. No threats like o’Blimey

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  16. Ame says:

    well … we *could* look at it as her saying to be better than she or her husband or her host … in that case, the vast majority of men already are 🙂

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  17. Yoda says:

    Ms. Obama and Ms. Winfrey big assumption they do make.
    “Women awesome they are” underlies all it does

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  18. Yoda says:

    we *could* look at it as her saying to be better than she or her husband or her host … in that case, the vast majority of men already are

    Men “cut slack” rarely they are.
    Women opposite it is.
    Forces men to be competent it does

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  19. Yoda says:

    We men can build self-sufficient places and accept or reject others to share the comfortable living of our creation. Women have made any sort of relationship so perilous to men that they’ve just about ruled themselves out.

    Mrs. Moehau Man probably an exception she is

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  20. Yoda says:

    We are easy to take care of.

    Many men low maintenance they are
    But boring they would be

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  21. Yoda says:

    Mothers Day is a day to celebrate mothers. Fathers Day is a day to denigrate men. Both are days for women. To hell with that.

    Heads I win
    Tails you lose.

    But “white male privilege” still we have.
    Purses privilege to be scapegoats it would be

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  22. Yoda says:

    The traditionalists realize that they are absolutely dependent on men.While they are not about to provide men with incentive, they have noticed that we are not contributing as we did when there were incentives.

    And what do about this they will?

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  23. Yoda says:


    In essence: Happy Father’s Day, dads. You suck at doing all the things women do so well as moms and as employees. This tweet sums up everything wrong with sexist modern feminism and illustrates virtue signaling at its worst.

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/06/20/feminists-refuse-to-suspend-man-shaming-for-fathers-day/#.V2f2T-URRlY.twitter

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  24. Spawny Get says:

    The Telegraph found its nutsack…and it wasn’t empty.

    Tarn and I rejoice, apparently.

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  25. Yoda says:

    Tarn and I rejoice

    Overshare about what comes next you should not

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  26. Yoda says:

    Toot their horn they will,

    Hillary Clinton hold noseCheri Honkala, head of Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, is organizing the world’s largest ‘fart-in’ to be held on July 28 at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center during Hillary Clinton’s anticipated Democratic nomination acceptance speech.

    “We will be holding a massive bean supper for Bernie Sanders delegates on American Street in my Kensington neighborhood on the afternoon of July 28,” Honkala says, TruthDig reports.

    “We are setting up a Clintonville there, modeled on the Hoovervilles of the 1930s where the poor and unemployed built shanty towns. The Sanders delegates, their bellies full of beans, will be able to return to the Wells Fargo Center and greet the rhetorical flatulence of Hillary Clinton with the real thing.”

    http://www.theamericanmirror.com/activists-plot-worlds-largest-fart-hillarys-acceptance-speech/

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  27. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I LOVE IT!!!!!

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  28. Yoda says:

    Sometime feel sorry for Hillary I do.
    But not too much it would be

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  29. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I don’t feel too sorry for Hillary. I’d like to see have Lindy West for a roommate and both of them have beans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    Is that too cruel?

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  30. Yoda says:

    Fuzzie Bear

    Add Big Red and TrigglyPuff to the household one might
    Nobody get a word in edgewise they could

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  31. Yoda says:

    Maybe Big Red teach TrigglyPuff to dye her hair red she would.
    Funny this would be

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  32. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Yoda,
    What we need is a big house and have it go international. I’m sure that Australia would be happy to contribute Clementine Ford and England could contribute Laurie Penny.
    This is getting better and better!

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  33. Yoda says:

    TrigglyPuff happy to accept ice cream through Molly’s delivery system she would

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  34. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    TrigglyPuff would be happy to get ice cream no matter how it is delivered. There is a lot of her to feed!
    One thing I forgot, I bet that Australia would be happy to throw in Julia Guillard too.

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  35. Yoda says:

    Just like in years past, new students at the University of Wisconsin Madison this year will get a chance during freshman orientation to select their courses and pick a meal plan. But there’s something new on the agenda this fall, too: training in microaggressions.

    http://heatst.com/culture-wars/new-at-university-of-wisconson-madison-this-fall-microaggression-training-for-freshman/

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  36. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    While picking a meal plan would be very important to me, this business about making BS SJW classes mandatory is crazy. In the end students are going to have to pay for this and all it does is support postgrad students with useless degrees.

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  37. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I just had a thought. Perhaps I and a few cousins could teach a course in macroaggressions?

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  38. Spawny Get says:

    “Be better”

    Labour rejects this advice. Cheering me up is the story that if Corbyn (local version of Bernie Sanders) slips under a bus*, there’s a chance that his replacement is even worse! I mean, come on, you’re looking at picking from a slim field here.

    http://order-order.com/2016/06/21/momentum-chief-mcdonnell-showing-leadership/
    JL is an ex-insder to the labia party’s inner circle.

    JL: “We alienated our core voters, millions of them, they’ve gone to UKIP and to the SNP, because they don’t see Labour as representing them anymore.”

    BBC: “You think Jeremy Corbyn does?”

    JL: “Jeremy Corbyn could. I don’t think he does. I think he could.”

    BBC: “What does he need to do?”

    JL: “What Jeremy’s got to do now is, he’s kind of got to come up with a positive programme, not opposition to what the Tories are doing. It’s actually John McDonnell who is leading on that stuff.”

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  39. SFC Ton says:

    on Fuzzie’s video with the young black negro
    Honor, integrity, courage and mental toughness is a good start on masculinity but the kindness and what not he mentioned is bullshit

    The default setting for women is to hate men…. well beta men. Men hating feminist are honest in their man hating; tradcon women hate men but do it on the sly. Tradcon’s are by far worse then the honest man haters

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  40. Yoda says:

    Dislike this type of speech i do

    omigod! People are so, like, rude and sexist.”

    Is it sexism that makes me want to stick a knitting needle down my ear canal every time I find myself at school pickup standing within earshot of the Lululemon-wearing mom who speaks with the rising intonation and vocal fry of a teenager? Perhaps my urge to scream “SHUT UP!” is rude. Maybe sexism drives me to scan through my Groupon app to see if there’s an elocution lessons package I can purchase for her.

    Am I being sexist?

    http://acculturated.com/elocution-lessons/

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  41. Yoda says:


    Last September I wrote about the strange and tragic case of 18 year old Conrad Roy III and Michelle Carter, who became known in the press as the “now or never girl.” It was a twisted tale of a depressed and suicidal young man who repeatedly declared his intention to end his own life – making detailed plans of how to do so – and his girlfriend who not only failed to stop him, but encouraged him to go through with it while he was in the process of asphyxiating himself in his car. While she wasn’t even on the property at the time and did nothing to physically assist him, Carter was charged with involuntary manslaughter as a youthful offender, allowing for her punishment as an adult.

    That case has been in process for a while, but now there is a motion to force her back into the juvenile court system.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2016/06/21/the-now-or-never-girl-may-not-even-face-a-trial/

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  42. Yoda says:

    When we observe pervasive cultural trends which are based on demonstrable falsehoods, like the global warming boondoggle or the feminist distortion of sound tradition and common sense or the epidemic of dodgy rape claims in a gynolatric culture or the Middle East Studies flagrant revisions of the historical archive or the politicization of the educational system as occurred in the Germany of the 1930s, is this not “a time to speak”?

    If we are dismayed by the concerted attack on biological reality that leads to grotesque bodily mutilations and social policies that favor violations of the natural order while stigmatizing the skeptical and, as Robert Reilly cogently argues, promoting “the substitution of pure will as the means for unshackling us from what we are as given,” should we not be permitted to voice our outrage or express our beliefs, however unseasonable? If we object to the “slaughter of the innocents,” aka pro-choice abortion, which has given us the atrocities of Planned Parenthood’s craniotomies-for-profit, why should a free society not allow for debate and discussion?

    https://pjmedia.com/blog/the-problem-with-hate-speech/

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  43. JDG says:

    Am I being sexist?

    Whats wrong with being sexist? If we are going to take the point of view that sexism is real, then we have to admit that reality is sexist. I’ve made a theorem to demonstrate:

    Patriarchy is sexist, therefore:

    biology is sexist, therefore:

    reality is sexist, therefore:

    sammiches are sexist.

    See, there it is. If sammiches are sexist then isn’t it foolish to NOT be sexist?

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  44. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I think that you take that a little far. To begin with, sandwiches have no gender, or we would breed them. Secondly, both boys and girls like sandwiches and eat them with equal gusto. I think the the problem with sandwiches stems from asking our significant other to make us one while we apply ourselves doing something useful elsewhere.

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  45. Yoda says:

    A new post there is

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  46. JDG says:

    I must point out a couple of pet peeves. No disrespect is intended with the following. Gender is masculine or feminine, not male or female. The predecessors of Big Red and company hijacked the term in order to push their “social construct” fantasy. In order to breed something (in most cases at least) you need two sexes. Also, the problem is not from asking the womyns to make sammiches. The problem is with the rebellious attitudes in the womyns who refuse to make them. Hence the need for sexist sammiches in a sexist reality.

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  47. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    JDG,
    I failed to fully explain. Linguistically, there are three genders, masculine, feminine, and neuter. I think sandwiches would fall under neuter in English.
    Also, while I am doing something useful in another part of the house, usually ate her request, and she refuses to make me a sandwich? That is not cooperation. There are bad words for it but, sating them would make me feel worse.
    I think that I’ll go to Subway.

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  48. JDG says:

    Linguistically? There you go using those big words again. So sammiches are neutered? Oh the horror.

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  49. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A lot of things are that way. Otherwise, people wouldn’t need to go back to the store. They would geed them at home.

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  50. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It is sad. A lot of teddy bears will never be fathers. Theodora bears will never have cubs.

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