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Opening Arguments


Well, now we should feel special, guys. Michelle Obama thinks we are "useful."

During a conversation with students in the United Kingdom, First Lady Michelle Obama told them that men were “useful” for promoting the idea of more education for girls.

“We’ve got to send different messages about the importance of educating our girls.”

She suggested that while boys and men were important, it was crucial for them to talk about the lack of education for girls around the world.

“You know our sons are important, we love men, we all do, they’re good, they’re useful,” she said.

But apparently I'm only good for being the little man behind the women cheering her on as she sends those messages about educating the girls. Does that make me a "useful idiot"?

I would have said we complement women as they complement us, but that's probably way too old-fashioned these days.