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A TED Talk That Might Turn Every Man Who Watches It Into A Feminist? It's Pretty Fantastic.

This is, hands down, my favorite TED talk of all time. That isn't hyperbole. I spent three days trying to pull out some highlights to share and ended up with a second-by-second recap of the whole dang thing. Just hit play, and let the awesomeness wash over you (but especially pay attention around the 10-minute mark because that's when things get really good).

A TED Talk That Might Turn Every Man Who Watches It Into A Feminist? It's Pretty Fantastic.
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Note: This video discusses sexual and physical violence. Transcript below if you want to read ahead.


You should probably share this with all your friends. Especially if they're dudes. Just sayin'.

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Joe Biden reversed Donald Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military earlier this year, allowing the entire LGBTQ community to serve for the first time.

Anti-gay sentiment in the U.S. military goes as far back as 1778 when Lieutenant Frederick Gotthold Enslin was convicted at court-martial on charges of sodomy and perjury. The military would go on to make sodomy a crime in 1920 and worthy of dishonorable discharge.

In 1949 the Department of Defense standardized its anti-LGBT regulations across the military, declaring: "Homosexual personnel, irrespective of sex, should not be permitted to serve in any branch of the Armed Forces in any capacity, and prompt separation of known homosexuals from the Armed Forces is mandatory."

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