No matter where he’s speaking, former President Barack Obama has a reputation for soliciting advice. This was certainly true this week when, speaking in South Africa, Obama urged more women to “get involved” in politics because, he said, men “are getting on my nerves.”
“Women in particular, by the way, I want you to get more involved,” Obama said while speaking at a town hall for young African leaders in South Africa, according to The Hill. “Because men have been getting on my nerves lately. I mean, every day, I read the newspaper and I just think like, brothers what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with us?”
Getting more women involved in leadership positions and giving them a voice, Obama said, wouldn’t just be good for women. According to the former president, it would be good for everyone.
“I think empowering more women on the continent, that… is going to lead to some better policies,” he said, according to CNN.
Obama was in South Africa to deliver the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, which took place in Johannesburg. During his talk, he reflected on how Mandela’s legacy impacted him as…