Politics Obama: We need to elect more women because 'men seem to be having problems'

10:54  04 december  2017
10:54  04 december  2017 Source:   The Hill

Obama re-emerges on global stage with trip to Asia, France

  Obama re-emerges on global stage with trip to Asia, France Former President Barack Obama is re-emerging on the global stage with a three-country tour that includes meetings with the leaders of China and India. Obama's office says he arrived in Shanghai on Tuesday to speak at a business conference. He'll also address an education conference in Beijing before meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping. Then in India, Obama will speak at a leadership meeting in New Delhi and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He'll also hold a town hall meeting for young people hosted by his foundation.Obama's trip finishes in Paris, where he'll speak at another conference and have private meetings.

“Not to generalise, but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly because of their socialisation,” said the 56-year-old Democrat who left office in January. Obama also used the occasion to hone his

“Not to generalise but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly because of their socialisation,” Obama said at an invitation-only event during a visit to Paris.

Obama: We need to elect more women because 'men seem to be having problems' © Provided by The Hill Obama: We need to elect more women because 'men seem to be having problems' Former President Obama called for more women to be elected to office "because men seem to be having some problems these days," French news agency AFP reported.

Obama, who made the comment at an invitation-only event in Paris on Saturday, was referring to the numerous allegations of sexual misconduct made against prominent men, including several U.S. lawmakers.

"Not to generalize but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly because of their socialization," Obama added, according to AFP.

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Women seem to have had problems for a long time. A lot of those problems were men . Loading seems to be taking a while. Twitter may be over capacity or experiencing a momentary hiccup. Try again or visit Twitter Status for more information.

Depends on the man , too, doesn't it. Wouldn't want a megalomaniacal sociopath to win just because people were misogynistic now, would we . Why does this have to be addressed? Do women need more representation? No question about it.

The former president also lamented a "temporary absence of U.S. leadership" on climate change during the event.

Obama's remarks come as lawmakers like Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) all face allegations of sexual misconduct. GOP Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is also facing calls to drop out of the race after several reports of sexual misconduct.

Female lawmakers have pushed for Congress to do more to combat sexual harassment, and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) announced last month that the House will add mandatory anti-sexual harassment training.

Roy Moore in 2011: Getting rid of amendments after 10th would 'eliminate many problems' .
Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore appeared on a conspiracy-driven radio show twice in 2011, where he told the hosts in an interview that getting rid of constitutional amendments after the Tenth Amendment would 'eliminate many problems' in the way the US government is structured. Alabama's special election for Senate, in which Moore is facing Democrat Doug Jones, will be held Tuesday.

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