What an actor said to Ellen is something I wish more men would talk about

I'm going to tell you a little story about a man.

A great man.

A man named Joseph Gordon-Levitt.


You know what, I think I'll put that picture in here again. You know. Just to be safe.

...

...

OK, one more time.

Dear God, yes.

Anyway!

As a young, distressingly handsome child actor growing up in L.A., Joseph Gordon-Levitt watched a lot of Laker games with his family.

(That's basketball for those of you who don't follow sportsball.)

And whenever the cheerleaders would show up, his mom would make an interesting observation.

(Not Joseph Gordon-Levitt's mom.)

Why is it that all the dudes get to be celebrated for what they do?

While the ladies only get celebrated for what they look like.

It just didn't seem fair. Not at all.

And as a result...

O.M.G. Swoon.

Here he is, 20-ish years later, telling Ellen all about it.

P.S. I love all the crazy amounts of plants on Ellen's set. Moar plants, please!

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If you listened to traditional news media (and sometimes social media), you'd begin to think the Internet and technology are bad for kids. Or kids are bad for technology. Here's a fascinating alternative idea.

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Kids can innovate, create, and imagine in ways that are fresh and inspiring — when we "allow" them to do so, anyway. Despite the tendency for parents to freak out because their kids are spending more and more time with technology in schools, and the tendency for schools themselves to set extremely restrictive limits on the usage of such technology, there's a solid argument for letting them be free to imagine and then make it happen.

It's not a stretch to say the kids in this video are on the cutting edge. Some of the results he talks about in the video at the bottom are quite impressive.

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