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“Life’s Symphony”: Roundup of TEDWomen, Session 2

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Courtney Martin: “Our generation is painted as apathetic. I’d say we’re overwhelmed.”


Sheryl Sandberg: No one gets to the corner office by sitting on the side (instead of at the table).


Columnist Mona Eltahawy says the conversation on Muslim women is usually this: “headscarves and hymens.”

Lauren Zalaznick presents data on inspiration vs. moral ambiguity in TV shows.


Tony Porter: “My father apologized to me for crying after my brother’s funeral.” This is how the “man box” confines men.


Elizabeth Lesser is launching a new initiative to counteract the tendency to “otherize.” It’s called “Take the Other to Lunch.”


Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo shares her poems. One line: “No one told her ebony was the color of the universe’s wings.”

Credit: James Duncan Davidson / TED