Everyday Sexism & Confessions 12 Feminist Inspiring TED Talks

Of the confessions of a bad feminist to everyday sexism.

In the Internet hundreds zip, no, thousands of TED talks around. Pretty hard to keep track because: what the lectures are actually worth it, to be viewed and shared? Well, these 12 definitely!

Roxane Gay: Confessions of a bad feminist

The American author Roxane Gay explains what makes them a “bad feminist” – and why we even should shut down our feminist demands on ourselves and others: “as a feminist, I feel a lot of pressure. We have this tendency to put visible feminists on a pedestal. We expect them to pose perfectly. “When we gleefully they DIS appoint US knock them from the very pedestal we put them on.”

Jackson Katz: violence against women – it’s a men’s issue

The title of Jackson Katz’s TED talk says almost everything: violence against women men what’s going on. Katz’s words: “Calling gender violence a women’s issue is part of the problem, for a number of reasons.” “The first is that it gives men to excuse not to pay attention.”

Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who Adams to drive

In Manal al Sharif homeland Saudi women may not drive. Al-Sharif’s mind, went to prison for it, was threatened and abused. Why she always get in the car? Therefore: “It’s so powerful to mock your oppressor.”

Monica Lewinsky: the price of shame

Monica Lewinsky was in the mid 20, as her affair with the former American President Bill Clinton 1998 became public. While Clinton relative survived the whole, Lewinsky was labeled a bitch and eternal intern. She retired for many years and speaks only for 2014 publicly about the humiliation that is learned through the media and on the Internet: “now, I admit I made mistakes, especially wearing that beret. But the attention and judgment that I received, not the story, but that I personally received, what is unprecedented. (I) what is branded as a tart, slut, tramp, whore, bimbo, and, of course, that woman. I what Lakes by many but actually known by few. “And I get it: it what easy to forget that that woman what dimensional had a soul, and what once unbroken.”

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: we should all be feminists

The TED talk of the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was online so often quoted and divided that it prompt a book was born. Humorous and clear words speaks the Nigerian about sexism, feminism and what needs to change: “gender matters everywhere in the world. I would like today to ask that we should begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fair world. A world of men happier and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must therefore raise our sons differently.”

Ashley Graham: “plus-size? “More like my size”

Ashley Graham is one of the most successful plus-size models in the world. She reported how she freed themselves from societal expectations and the ideal of the perfect body: “it’s true, honestly: I felt free once I realized I what is never going to fit the narrow mold that society wanted me to fit in.”

Paul of farms: sexism in gaming

The Australian Paul and farms sees a lot of games and geek culture – and he is tired of the sexism of many gamers. As annoyed, he shows that with a series of entertaining graphics and a heavy dose of self-mockery. He finds: “The gaming community has drifted to the dangerous notion that maleness is the norm.”

Laura Bates: everyday sexism

Laura Bates Everyday sexism project inspired among other things the outcry campaign 2013 in Germany. In your TED talk Bates describes various forms of sexism as it is for women, every day ‘ to be exposed – and then listen to get it should be not so sensitive: “people said: stop making a fuss.” Women are equal now, more or less. And if women are equal now, to talk about sexism, to complain about sexism, must be overreacting. Or maybe you don’t have a sense of humor. Or maybe you need to take a compliment. Or maybe you’re a bit frigid or uptight, you need to learn to take a joke.”

Jean Kilbourne: women the dangerous ways ads Lake

The former model Jean Kilbourne was one of the first, which dealt with the impact of advertising campaigns on the company; on girls and women, as well as to deal with them. Their motto is: media literacy. Who learns how media work, and they have intentions, can classify their messages and critical. Not so easy, the power of the media is that: “the image isn’t real.” It’s artificial, it’s constructed, it’s impossible. But real women and girls measure ourselves against it every single day.”

Michael Kimmel: why gender equality is good for everyone – men included

Michael Kimmel has written the very funny book of The Guy’s Guide to feminism and finds that men should be feminists – and really look at their privileges: “so let me be very clear: white men in Europe and the United States are the beneficiaries of the single greatest affirmative action program in the history of the world.” It’s called ‘ the history of the world’.

Clementine Ford: your vagina is not a car

The Australian Clementine Ford has enough of women is always responsible for sexual violence pushed to and done so as it is the women, to protect from attacks: “rape culture is people telling women that protecting themselves from rape is like property theft.” “It’s like, well, you know: it’s not that I believe that rape is okay, but you know, if you gonna let your car parked on the street with your keys in the ignition and walk away, can you really expect that someone’s not gonna come along and steal it?”

Zena Agha: how Islam made me a feminist

Islam and feminism? Doesn’t add up for many. For the Palestinian Iraqi poet and writer Zena Agha however already, because: “Islam has taught me to respect the mother, respect the mother, the mother, and then respect to respect the father. It has taught me not to judge, not to hate, not to disrespect, just to be.”