Despite female athletes like Serena Williams, Maya Moore, Gabby Douglass, and Sanya Richards-Ross absolutely killing it in their respective sports, many falsely believe women aren’t as competitive or as talented as their male counterparts. But today, President Obama set the record all the way straight.
While honoring the U.S. women’s soccer team for beating the competition and winning the 2015 World Cup, President Obama said the team had inspired boys and girls around the nation to dream big and play hard.
“This team taught all America’s children that ‘playing like a girl’ means you’re a badass,” the President remarked.
Though he sort of apologized for using profanity, Mr. Obama was excited because, as he put it, the women’s team “put America back on top of the soccer world.”