TEDWomen Day 2 highlights: personal robots, breast cancer detection, and parenting taboos

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8 Responses to “TEDWomen Day 2 highlights: personal robots, breast cancer detection, and parenting taboos”

  1. cheesebabe says:

    I agree. I’m an active feminist and speak on, ponder, philosophize and deal with the issues of life…as a woman.. often. But I also live as a human… a sort of still young careerist navigating a bad economy, questions of retirement, job hopping, success and family. I think all issues of life are women’s issues, success is success. Sometimes it comes at you differently as a woman, but I think constantly using the parenthetical “I’m a woman AND a leader” “I did all this AND I am a woman” can be debilitating. I don’t need the asterisk. Let’s just talk about leadership and what we do.

  2. RedShirt77 says:

    I am sorry, didn’t they used to video tape thsi suff. why do I need to read the court stenographer’s version?

  3. turn_self_off says:

    i found myself wondering about how people would react to a screen with a animated face on it, in relation to the stuff about robots being named…

  4. foobar says:

    Why would women doing cool shit unrelated to women-specific issues not go directly to the main TED conference?

  5. Lobster says:

    I was listening to a TED talk once and they had a female scientist on, a biologist, I think. When it came time to ask questions a rather shrill woman stood up in the audience and delivered a lecture on feminism that seemed to go on for about five minutes before she concluded with what amounted to, “do you agree?”

    The scientist said she would much rather talk about science, because it’s why she became a scientist and why she came to talk.

    I’m all for feminism but when it’s at its best, it’s invisible. TEDWomen may be about empowering women. It’s also about isolating them.

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