The A-listers made quite an impression during International Women’s Day yesterday, and Melania Trump was no exception.
The First Lady made a speech at the White House in front of the United Nations Women for Peace Association and the Girl Scouts of America yesterday, and addressed the importance of equal opportunity, referencing her personal past as an immigrant…
“Throughout history and around the globe, we have seen a common thread in the ongoing struggle for equal rights, personal achievement and the betterment of society through the collaboration of women who together believed in a brighter future for themselves and for their children,” she said.
“As an immigrant myself, having grown up in a communist society, I know all too well the value and importance of freedom and equal opportunity — ideals which this great nation was founded on and has continued to strive toward throughout its history.”
Despite her husband’s views not only on women (we can’t bring ourselves to get in to all that again) but on immigration too, Melania Trump is still confident that the United States is “free” and “open”…
“For so many of us fortunate enough, and by the grace of God, to live in free and open societies — gender equality is painful enough with the ongoing fight for equal pay, the need to challenge gender bias in all its forms, and the ongoing efforts to forge gender-balanced leadership.
“But, there remains far more brutal and terrifying incarnations of actual gender persecution which we must face together, such as forced enslavement, sexual abuse and absolute repression of far too many women and girls around the globe.
“We must remember these women in our daily prayers and use our combined resources to help free them from such unthinkable and inhumane circumstances.”
She made some extremely valid points in her speech.
Whether they are recognised and executed by her husband, the President of the United States, is another matter…