Opinions| Former First Lady Michelle Obama sat down with “Blackish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross on Saturday at the State of Women Summit in Los Angeles. Mrs. Obama took advantage of the stage to bash traditional American values. She shot down the dreams of little girls dreaming of getting married and having families of their own, while she applauded Ross for deciding not to get married and have children, and instead work on her successful career.
Ross asked the former First Lady, “What are we asking women and men, or boys and girls, to dream of different things? We talk so much about empowering young girls, what is the conversation?”
“I still think that your girls are taught to be perfect, and I think they still dream of weddings and the security of the prince charming,” she said.
Michelle Obama then suggested that feminists are still “working on” changing that reality. “I think we’re working on it. I’m proud of what I hear from young girls, but I think something happens when they get to that stage where you’re supposed to be married and have kids,” she went on.
Ross is a 45-year-old successful actress, but has no children and has never been married.
Mrs. Obama praised, “Good for you. Good for you. But there’s still the notion, when you say, ‘Oh you don’t have kids.’ Tracee Ellis Ross must not be happy because she’s not married with kids.’
“Look where I’m sitting,” Ross boasts.
Apparently sitting down for an interview with a former First Lady is more enticing to Ross than having a family of her own.
“Look at it!” Mrs. Obama concurred. “And look at what she is doing with her life. But still societally, we kinda look at that and go, ‘Oh, you poor thing.’ And then you’re happy as a clam until somebody [says something] and then you start thinking, ‘Maybe I’m not happy.'”
Ellis Ross can go ahead and continue to claim that she is happier being a successful B-list Hollywood actress than she would be if she were to get married and start a family of her own. She can claim that she is a feminist and doesn’t conform to societal “norms,” but we will keep wondering if she is truly happy with her life decisions.
Why is it that the left is dead set on tearing down any societal “norm” and every single element of what makes up good old fashioned American values. There are no such things as American values when it comes to the liberals of America.
Take a look at the video below. The relevant comments start at the 22:45 mark.