Uh-oh! The Leftists are going to HATE this…
First Lady Melania Trump spoke at a State Department event honoring ‘International Women of Courage’.
She made it pretty clear that not standing up for all women is not an option.
‘I am deeply humbled to be here today to honor these 12 remarkable and inspirational women, who have given so much for so many, regardless of the unimaginable threat to their own personal safety.’…
…’Together, we must declare that the era of allowing the brutality against women and children is over while affirming that the time for empowering women around the world is now,’ the First Lady said.
‘For wherever women are diminished, the entire world is diminished with them. However, wherever women are empowered, towns and villages, schools and economies are empowered, and together we are all made stronger with them,’ she continued.
Melania Trump talked about some of the horrors the honorees have faced: domestic abuse, gender bias, violence, terrorism, war, corruption and government oppression.
‘Let us try to envision ourselves in their place, struggling with gender bias and discriminatory loss, which serves to protect the perpetrators of unthinkable crimes, while punishing their victims should they even dare to speak out,’ the FLOTUS said.
‘Ask yourself if you would have the fortitude of spirit, the courage of your convictions and the enormous inner strength required to stand up and fight against such an overwhelming odds,’ she continued.
‘Amazingly, each of our honorees have courageously answered “yes” to those questions for it is their strength and the strength of others like them which will ignite a global battle against inhumanity,’ the first lady added.
Mrs. Trump said the United States needed to send a clear message to the world that ‘we are watching’ and explained the importance of shining a light on victories achieved by women around the globe.
‘I believe that bravery is the ability to live one’s life refusing to be discouraged, and instead, choosing a life of purpose,’ the first lady said, noting how the 12 recipients of the award fit this mold.
She also had a message for the young people in the audience.
‘I ask you to allow the triumphs exemplified by these heroic women to inspire you in your own lives and to remind yourself that you, too, are capable of greatness,’ she said. ‘I urge you to not be afraid to fail.
As failure will never have the power to define you as long as you learn from it.’
‘As you go forward, remember their journeys, push ahead and strive to bring about a better community, a better country and a better world in an ongoing fight for right over might,’ she advised.
Read more: Daily Mail
Watch the First Lady:
We are watching for the successes of courageous women like these 12 honorees.
But we’re also watching for where brutality and inequality still exist.
Where women are abused and treated as less than human, and female babies are aborted simply for their gender.
We are watching.
So, when’s that Women’s March in the Middle East going to happen, Linda Sarsour?
How about you, Madonna and Ashley Judd?
Or would you rather just complain about ‘rape culture’ and the ‘gender pay gap’ with Scarlet Johannson and Anne Hathaway while wearing a vagina costume?
Because that’s easy.
Going to the places where it’s ok to oppress women and fight for their humanity is too hard for liberals with ‘first world problems’ like the Hollywood elites.