Gender Double Standards: Pantene Advertisement

This short ad highlights the double standard that women face, especially in the workplace.

http://business.time.com/2013/12/10/pantene-powerfully-breaks-down-every-sexist-workplace-stereotype-in-one-ad

‘Ladies, it’s your fault’: Viral video calls out India’s culture of victim-blaming By Rama Lakshmim, Washington Post

Indian women parody the comments blaming victims for rape:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/09/23/ladies-its-your-fault-viral-video-calls-out-indias-culture-of-victim-blaming/

 

One Easy Thing All White People Could Do That Would Make The World A Better Place

Two sisters — one looks white, the other black. Here’s what happened when they went to the store. Spoiler alert: they weren’t treated the same way.

http://www.upworthy.com/one-easy-thing-all-white-people-could-do-that-would-make-the-world-a-better-place-5

Kids React to Interracial Family in Cheerios Commercial

A Cheerios commercial with a biracial family got a lot of negative attention and comments. This video shows kids’ reactions.

 

TED Found in Translation Sessions: Pico Iyer

“In this Found in Translation Session, Pico leads a discussion on whether foreignness exists. The tension between expanded technology, more interaction, more mixing of languages, and the concept that finding places that are truly foreign is getting more and more difficult. But is the world growing homogeneously or is it in fact as full of foreignness and distance as it ever was? The translators offer a unique position as their work with TED Talks helps to preserve or revive languages and culture that have been threatened by politics or demographics.”

http://www.ted.com/pages/partners_skype_iyer

 

Pico Iyer: Where is Home? (TED Talk)

Where are you from? What does it mean to be “from” somewhere… does that refer to your heritage, your legal status, where you spend your time, or your heart? This is a wonderful talk by writer Pico Iyer.