Ted Talks.docx - Addyson Greek Mrs Burgess English II Pre-AP 07 October 2015 In the TED Talks that I chose Michael Kimmel explains why gender equality

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Addyson Greek Mrs. Burgess English II Pre-AP 07 October 2015 In the TED Talks that I chose, Michael Kimmel explains why gender equality is good for everyone, men included. He states the idea that gender equality leads to happiness for all ages of both genders. He highlights the idea that the countries with the most gender equality are also the countries that score highest on the happiness scale. To deliver this idea, he involves stories from throughout his lifetime, including one from his sociology course at the university he teaches at. He describes how once a semester, he gives a guest lecture for the female teacher who teaches the same subject. He says, “So I walk into her class to give a guest lecture, about 300 students in the room, and as I walk in, one of the students looks up and says, ‘Oh, finally, an objective opinion.’” He then goes on to say how the whole semester; all the students
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Unformatted text preview: saw from his colleague was a woman. In our society, we have begun to see both genders as equal, but there is still the line of difference between a woman and a man. This could apply to many daily situations involving school and sports. A sport like football is still generalized as a male sport, even if a girl can do the same job. In today’s society, if a girl wanted to tryout for the school football team, although she can not be turned down because of her gender, other (male) members of the team wouldn’t see her as their equal. As the purpose was to portray the good in gender equality, to achieve this, Kimmel mentions the effect that it has on families. This idea reaches a wider audience because it not only effects a male or female figure, but goes on to include children, and their role in gender equality based on their views of the adult figures in their lives....
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