I listen to T.E.D. as often as I can, so much so that I haven’t heard a new talk in quite some time. I usually screen shot the ones that pique my interest so I can share them later. This T.E.D. talk was one of those that I thought was important to share for multiple reasons. A good portion of this site is more or less geared towards men, and it’s high time that there was something for the ladies that come here as well. That’s obviously the least important reason for this post but I figured I would get it out of the way quickly. Really I think this needs to be seen by as many women as possible. I see a youth today that has been completely led by media, and it seems like that same media is trying to assign gender roles and dictate how those roles should be filled.
I think we as a society are regressing. We seem comfortable fitting into preset roles and stereotypes only to making fun of it over the internet. In my opinion, the problem could be remedied by strong mothers who live up to their worth, see what potential they have, and get the support from their families to do so. A strong mother paired with a father that is strong enough to be completely supportive may show kids a better way to treat each other. If that scenario were displayed by the media, it would surely catch on, and spread like a wild fire.
In my own relationship, my fiance and I could always use work, but we are honest and treat each other equally (unless there is a bug, then it’s all on me). I hope that my son and possible future children grow to see us this way. See that we aren’t ruled by some sterotype set on by the media, but that we both work together with equal effort to solve whatever issue is at hand. We always have eachothers success in mind, constantly pushing each other to take leaps. Even if it doesn’t turn out as we had planned, we succeed, because we didn’t succumb to roles set upon us. I want my kids to take that same approach to all aspects of life. Raise everyone.