Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Sexy Lie by Caroline Heldman at TED Talks: Breaking down how sexual objectification affects the daily functioning of women

Oh please, please, please; watch this. Is there a woman or a girl in your life? Have you ever set eyes ona woman or girl? If so, this is important; more important that you can imagine.

Caroline Heldman breaks down what sexual objectification really is and how it affects the functioning of women throughout their every day.

The Sexy Lie: Caroline Heldman - TED Youth in San Diego

TED Talks Description:
A leading advocate for spotlighting how the mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America, Caroline Heldman offers straight talk and an often-startling look at the objectification of women in our society. She illustrates how it has escalated, how we have become inured to its damaging effects and what we can do individually and collectively to demolish the paradigms that keep us from a better world.

Chair of the politics department of Occidential College in Los Angeles, Dr. Heldman appeared in the acclaimed documentary, Miss Representation and is co-editor of "Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House?" She is a frequent commentator on radio and television and a regular contributor to Ms. Magazine.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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