Yesterday Michelle Obama marked Women's History Month by visiting servicewomen at the Women's Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. She not only commended their service, but also their efforts to close the gender-equality gap.
Funny then that the empowering event ended by inviting the women to tea (what else do we drink?) and, I can only imagine, freshly baked scones (with seasonal fruit). Why so negative? I'm not. Amused? Yes. Annoyed? No.
It was, after all, nothing more than a friendly gesture. And a shout-out to Eleanor Roosevelt, who extended the same invite to servicewomen in World War II. Since no other first lady has invited servicewomen to the White House, the idea was met with cheers and laughter. Not surprising, considering a handful of women attending served in World War II.
To see pictures of the event, check out my slideshow.