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Male , listen up:  is pretty fed up with all your foolishness.

Speaking at a town hall in Johannesburg, , the former didn’t mince words explaining jt how badly men are failing our world as political leaders.

A woman at the town hall had asked for advice on becoming politically active in her native Kenya — a country grappling with widespread corruption. First of all, he answered, making sure more people like her have a seat at the table is an important step.

in particular, by the way, I want you to get more involved,” Obama said, as HuffPost reported. “Becae men have been getting on my nerves lately.”

“Every day I read the paper and I jt think like, ‘Brothers, what’s wrong with you guys? What’s wrong with ?’” Obama continued. “I mean, we’re violent. We’re bullying — you know, jt not handling our biness.”

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The town hall was hosted by the at the in Johannesburg. Photo by Themba Hadebe/AFP/.

Obama may have been speaking to a global audience, but his words hit especially close to home in the .

Obama’s encouragement is nice. But n may not need as much reminding as he thinks.

They’re already running for office in big numbers — and winning.

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Progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the country with her upset victory over incumbent in a ional primary in June. Photo by Scott Heins/.

Donald Trump’s misogynistic political agenda (and personal history), the expanding #MeToo movement, a deep-rooted frtration among many that feel as though issues important to them are being ignored — all of these play a role in a surge of female candidates running for office the past two years, analysts suggest.

“The Year of the Woman,” as it’s been dubbed, has seen over 2,000 run for ional and state-level seats, Vice reported — a truly historic figure. that number translates into signicant gender shts in and state capitals come November, it could mean big changes to what issues get prioritized: from abortion rights and education policy to expanding care and rethinking tax reform.

It’s a welcome sht, you ask Obama: “I think empowering more women on the continent ― that, right away, is going to lead to some better policies.


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