December 11th, 2010


Tony Porter: TEDWomen

The video below is Tony Porter's recent talk at TEDWomen. It's important. Please watch it or read the transcript, which is behind the cut.

I believe that feminism is a movement for personal liberation, not only for women, but for men, and for people whose gender identity is not well-described by the binary. This talk illustrates how the current division of people into value-laden gendered categories is harmful for more than only women.

As long as we see feminism as a women's movement, not only will it always be fighting uphill against patriarchy but it will continue to reify the very divisions it seeks to dismantle. The irony, of course, is that this talk was at TEDWomen. We have a long way to go, yet.

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