Speaking Saturday night at the 19,000-seat Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part of her promotional book tour, former first lady Michelle Obama shocked attendees by comparing a prominent piece of feminist self-help advice to “s***” that often “doesn’t work.”
Obama told the sold-out crowd that women can’t experience equality in both their professional and personal lives “at the same time,” calling the idea a “lie” and arguing that “marriage still ain’t equal, y’all.”
Then, in an unguarded moment that sent the crowd and social media ablaze, she added: “And it’s not always enough to lean in, because that s*** doesn’t work all the time.”
Obama, seemingly flustered, quickly remarked, “I forgot where I was for a moment” as attendees laughed and applauded.
“I thought we were at home, y’all,” she added. “I was gettin’ real comfortable up in here. All right, I’m back now. Sometimes that stuff doesn’t work.”- READ MORE