On Wednesday, First Lady Melania Trump stepped out of the shadows of Trump Tower to talk about women and gender discrimination around the world.
Wherever women are diminished, the entire world is diminished with them.
The International Women of Courage Awards ceremony at the State Department honoured 13 women across Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Vietnam, Yemen, and Peru who have confronted discrimination, sexual violence and domestic abuse.
Ask yourself if you would have the fortitude of spirit, the courage of your convictions, and the enormous inner strength required to stand up and fight against such overwhelming odds.
Her speech was definitely not ironic.
Melania’s husband and US president Donald Trump has been connected to a number of scandals about derogatory comments he previously made about women.
He once bragged about ‘grabbing women by the p---y’.
He also said the following about sexual assault in the military: