Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice Sheryl WuDunn’s book “Half the Sky” investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock.


42 thoughts on “Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice”

  1. TED talks have a bad tendency of generalizing statistics. She said in the 'peak of the slave trade' (1780) there were 60k slaves brought to the US, while there are 800,000 women trafficked in a year. This figure is highly misleading because plantation slave infrastructure was based on inheritance (being born into it).

    Heres an equally biased statistic: In 1860 there were 4,000,000 slaves in New York alone. Thats equal to about the number of women estimated to have suffered from forced sexual labor in 2016, globally.

    TED speakers always quote really subjective, hand-picked statistics and really misleading.

  2. I worked for educational groups for years. Yep, education is THE best tool for success & power that we can give to kids. ~~Btw u folks making negative comments because she focuses on women? You'd be embarrassed to tell ur daughter or Mother or wife that ur complaining because it recommends helping girls.*

  3. You are wrong sheryl abt india.. Go to India, visit Indian schools or colleges or universities, you will find the highest ratio of students for girls.. Where I completed masters degree, ratio was 80:20.. So before delivering any information on such platform, consider the facts plz..

  4. You are wrong sheryl abt india.. Go to India, visit Indian schools or colleges or universities, you will find the highest ratio of students for girls.. Where I completed masters degree, ratio was 80:20.. So before delivering any information on such platform, consider the facts plz..

  5. Great talk, very educational. To everyone who hates ted talks or this particular talk don't comment please. This is a great source of information and its very true. 

  6. This women is clearly a feminist. Most of the things she said are correct but some were plain sexist. She says of a men is educated, the number of children he has will not change, but for an educated women it will. If the men is educated the number of children he has will decrease as much as in for the women because he will use contraceptives all sort of things.

  7. The big elephant in the room and the underlying cause of many problems: religion!
    It sounds like the problem might be poverty, but that is not the case – poverty itself is also a manifestation of the same problem: religion!

  8. TED starts to degrade itself!!!! This video changed my perception about TED talks!!! Her talks about some issues are totally false, she talks about the issue I know personally…. BIG LIES !!!!!!!!!

  9. "We have all won the lottery of life" by being born in America  17:45
    CRAP! it wasn't a lottery it was the ingenuity, strength and endurance of our European forefathers to build a paradise that just about the entire non Western world wants to live in. 

  10. "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity For Women Worldwide" brought me here. Just watched it on Netflix. There were clips of this TED talk in it with Sheryl. Great investigative journalism on gender inequality in third world nations. Eye opening and perspective changing. Good stuff!

  11. So…if there are more men than women in other countries that is terrible and wrong but if there are more women than men in western countries and women also live longer this is not a problem? That isn't equality.

  12. It would be nice if these feminist would talk about helping everyone and not just one gender. But as the Amazing Atheist says "Feminism is the idea that we can make both sexes equal by focusing solely on the issues of one of them". I guess if you care about ALL People you call yourself a humanitarian.

  13. My chubby uncle was able to make the best pole dancer there is in my town fall for him because he ran the Cupid Love System (Google it). I wish I was pleased for him but I wish a stunning individual would fall for me. I am totally jealous. Does that mean I’m a lousy person?

  14. I've read through some of the responses. I think that that is a very good vid. My cousin simply wants to get powerful with gals. He began to understand a fuck load from Master Attraction. (Google it.) The recommendations on how to get women through nightclubs in those emails through that site got got him his first sexual encounters in a number of long years. I'm pissed however coz I heard them all. Nasty.

  15. Sometimes, generalizations are true. And most of times, there are exceptions. This doesn't need to be said because it has been talked about to death. But in general, women value their lives more than men.

    Consider that the 3D jobs are mostly occupied by men. They chose to take these jobs while women chose to pursue education and go for higher status jobs. Consider the rates of volunteering for the military. Consider that most men would metaphorically take a bullet for a woman.

  16. Let me state for the record, I am definitely for education, whether for males or females. I do take issue with our methods of evaluation. Do we want to provide equal access or guarantee equal results? For example, males and females in the West have equal access to education and health care, but the outcomes are very different. Fewer females are in positions of power and males die significantly earlier. Why should this be a problem for one but not the other?

  17. I'm well aware that men live shorter lives. However, as a man, I'm not so predisposed to accept it. I know that more men die violently, but the rate of violent death has rapidly decreased, particularly in the West, and does not account for the vast majority of missing males. As for your assumption that "women generally value their own lives more than men," I find that to be truly sexist.

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