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Her friend said that women and men are treated the same. Then he saw her tip somebody.

They said she was betraying her culture. They said she'd intimidate men. They said she was angry. And she said, "Yeah?"

Her friend said that women and men are treated the same. Then he saw her tip somebody.
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The whole talk is 100% worth your time, but I'll try to sum up.

She spent her whole life being treated like she was less valuable than a man.

From the time when she didn't get to be class monitor because that job was only for a boy, to the time when she tipped a man and the man thanked her male companion, Adichie has a lifetime of stories that show how far we still have to go to achieve some semblance of gender equality.


"I am angry. ... We should all be angry. Anger has a long history of bringing about positive change."

As she grew up, she had to respond to people who insisted that feminists are women who aren't happy. Or who hate men. Or who are corrupted by Western influences.

She believes that we all should be feminists and that, by embracing that paradigm, we can be more true to who we are.

"The problem with gender is that it prescribes how we should be rather than recognizing how we are."
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Inside the walls of her kitchen at her childhood home in Guatemala, Evelyn Klohr, the founder of a Washington, D.C.-area bakery called Kakeshionista, was taught a lesson that remains central to her business operations today.

"Baking cakes gave me the confidence to believe in my own brand and now I put my heart into giving my customers something they'll enjoy eating," Klohr said.

While driven to launch her own baking business, pursuing a dream in the culinary arts was economically challenging for Klohr. In the United States, culinary schools can open doors to future careers, but the cost of entry can be upwards of $36,000 a year.

Through a friend, Klohr learned about La Cocina VA, a nonprofit dedicated to providing job training and entrepreneurship development services at a training facility in the Washington, D.C-area.

La Cocina VA's, which translates to "the kitchen" in Spanish, offers its Bilingual Culinary Training program to prepare low-and moderate-income individuals from diverse backgrounds to launch careers in the food industry.

That program gave Klohr the ability to fully immerse herself in the baking industry within a professional kitchen facility and receive training in an array of subjects including culinary skills, food safety, career development and English language classes.

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Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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