I know, I know. We’re not supposed to criticize Michelle or the girls.
I don’t know where that came from, but it’s about time we’re relieved of the “emperor has no clothes” rule.
And forget that the kids are off limits.
If the parents take the children with them on official travels and include them in virtually every public event, then what they do, look like and wear are fair game for comment.
If I see another picture of Michelle, Sasha and Malia trooping up or down the steps to their plane with their legs hanging out, I think I’m going to throw up.
What’s going on with the short, short skirts?
It’s bad enough when we’re treated to Michelle’s knees, but with the girls – who are growing into lovely young women – their above mid-thigh skirt lengths are ridiculous. Keep in mind, they’re 14 and 16 years old, yet wearing dresses and skirts short enough for a 4-year-old.
I know it’s summer, but their casualness in skirt length is more suitable for a beach, not when they’re representing our country.
Michelle Obama is 51 years old. She’s the wife of the president. She’s traveling as a representative of our government and our country.
Why doesn’t she dress her age and status?
I’m not saying dowdy. I’m suggesting some top-notch designs for a woman of substance – smart, classy, and chic.
Did you see her wardrobe in the current trip? Look at the pictures, look at the designs.
Clearly Michelle Obama is very “high-waisted,” and for some reason, which is beyond me, she insists on emphasizing that.
She wears clothes that have waistlines snuggled just below her breasts. Remember all her outfits with enormously wide belts in front? Those only emphasize the problem and make her look heavier.
-- Barbara Simpson, June 21 WorldNetDaily column
“Girls like you inspire me and impress me every single day,” she said. “When I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways, your story is my story.”
In saying this, Michelle Obama was implying that both she and the Muslim girls she was addressing faced oppression, discrimination and disadvantage. She was, in other words, advancing the false Muslims-as-victims narrative that Islamic advocacy groups such as the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, work so hard to cultivate in the U.S.
Michelle Obama did not, of course, address the fact that the primary source of the oppression and discrimination that these Muslim girls face and will face in the future is their own families – primarily their fathers and husbands.
The first lady could have called upon these girls to reject the Shariah misogyny that devalues women’s testimony and inheritance rights, reduces women to commodity status via polygamy, sanctions their beating and makes them vulnerable to genital mutilation and honor killing. But she didn’t dare say anything about any of that.
Tell us, Mrs. Obama, about your oppression and disadvantage, from your position emanating from the highest and most powerful office in the free-est country in the world.
Tell us how wronged you were in between your multiple daily wardrobe changes of the most expensive designer clothes in the world. Tell us how awful it was for you to get accepted and attend Princeton University (along with your brother) in your youth and make your own choices to live your life any way you wanted.
-- Pamela Geller, June 21 WND column