Embrace Your Inner Girl – Powerful (even with the Rachel Corrie reference)

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 January 2010 08:31 Written by bryfy Friday, 29 January 2010 08:27

Today I was blown away by a video I saw: Eve Ensler from Vagina Monologues was speaking at a TED conference in India.

There is one line, in the 20 minute presentation, that some/many Jews might have a problem with (others might agree) – it is a reference to Rachel Corrie, a 23 year old peace activist who was killed on March 16, 2003 when she was crushed by a bulldozer on the Gaza Strip. Admittedly I was taken aback by the reference, which appeared to be out of context and over-simplified in order to make a point.

Despite the one line – I think that Ensler’s presentation is powerful and a must view for any one involved in the education of today’s youth – especially the education of young women.

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Would you use this in educational programming? If so, in what setting and for what age group?

1 Comment

  1. Ruth   |  Tuesday, 02 February 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Hey Bryfy,
    I liked this a lot. I would consider using Eve’s final piece when I do some teaching on emotional intelligence. She is really talking to that part inside us that is self aware and can is assertive enough to articulate our thoughts and feelings. Thanks for sharing. Ruth

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