Review: Dangerous times call for dangerous women

Speaker: Pat Mitchell
TEDWomen 2019
Date: December 2019
Location: Palm Springs, CA

Description from TED website:
Pat Mitchell has nothing left to prove and much less to lose — she’s become a “dangerous woman.” Not dangerous as in feared, she says, but fearless: a force to be reckoned with. In this powerful call to action, Mitchell invites all women, men, and allies to join her in embracing the risks necessary to create a world where safety, respect, and truth burn brighter than the darkness of our current times.

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My Review / Notes / Thoughts

This talk was rather an interesting topic and required that I sit back for quite a while and mull over the contents. Just a little over 17 minutes long, there is a lot of information jam-packed into it!

Pat Mitchell talks about women needing to be “dangerous” … but not in the sense that women instill fear in others. No, she means for women to be fearless and to speak their mind instead of sitting by quietly, allowing others to make the decisions for them.

Honestly, after mulling the contents of this talk over for an hour or so, I can’t really condense the information down much. I really recommend that you watch it for yourself.

But considering this talk from an educational perspective… I do think that there are multiple ways that this could be applied to the classroom. I could see it being used in both high school as well as college. It definitely would be a great way to spark discussion in the students. Instructors have multiple topic threads they could pull from her talk.

I’d love to hear some of your ideas of how this talk could be used to engage students in the classroom!

Until next time … live long life-learner!

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Dr. D. M. Hardy

I have a M.Ed. in Instructional Technology, and an Ed.D. in Adult & Career Education. I enjoy spreading knowledge, because we all need to be life-long learners.