Radical feminism is a gift to men | Robert Jensen | TEDx Ruhr University Bochum

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In this passionate talk Robert Jensen challenges the common belief that feminism is a threat to men. He argues that there are arguments from both justice and self-interest to present to men when explaining the radical feminist position, especially in the context of a critique of the sexual-exploitation industries (prostitution, pornography, stripping). In his talk Jensen reflects on his own experiences with (radical) feminism and the role of that feminism in making possible a richer, more meaningful life.

Robert Jensen is Emeritus Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin, author, founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and part of the team developing Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute in Salina.
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This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx In this passionate talk Robert Jensen, Emeritus Professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas in Austin, author, founding board member of the Third Coast Activist Resource Center, and part of the team developing Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute in Salina, challenges the common belief that feminism is a threat to men. There are arguments from both justice and self-interest to present to men when explaining the radical feminist position, especially in the context of a critique of the sexual-exploitation industries (prostitution, pornography, stripping).

In his talk Jensen reflects on his own experiences with (radical) feminism and the role of that feminism in making possible a richer, more meaningful life. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


    22 replies to "Radical feminism is a gift to men | Robert Jensen | TEDxRuhrUniversityBochum"

    • Machai Arcanum

      If it’s radical it’s probably not a good thing. Just putting that out there.

    • michael jasso

      tough crowd

    • gypsy lab

      I have seen this profs journalism lecture series. Extremely well read guy. refreshing to see a talk on not so mainstream radical feminism.

    • Benoit Massicotte

      Radical feminism is what made this semi-man. Loathsome at best.

    • Mohammad Shafiullah

      This guy is a pathetic confused man.

    • noless

      This guy is a notorious liar

    • gol keeper

      apparently being rehected means you are gonna be a wiesel…

    • Daniel Pencil

      He lost me when he was saying that only women, girls, boys and Venerable men only get exploited. He still believes that men who exercise toxic masculinity are invincible.

    • Daniel Pencil

      He lost me when he was saying that only women, girls, boys and Venerable men only get exploited. He still believes that men who exercise toxic masculinity are invincible.

    • Whitney D.

      This dude seems like a creep

    • Roy

      When you say men or you say women it is a false narrative from the start because whatever you say after cant be applied to all men or all women. You cant speak for millions of people you never met. That's what's wrong with identity politics.

    • awardwin

      Men have no reproductive rights after conception, it is the woman's final choice on whether to have the child or to abort it. And if women have the right to opt out of a pregnancy, than a man should also have the right to opt out of financial support.

    • chris ainsworth

      It's called the human condition to continuously improve…competence= credibility, credibility gives influence. The power/dominance/control comes from competence and will never come from simply complaining. Yawn. Grow up mate.

    • BobKhatami

      BETA MALE….IF YOU CAN EVEN CALL THIS SORRY EXCUSE FOR A LIFE A MALE

    • Puck Shack

      Note to presenter, you're still not a "normal guy".

    • Mike Tran

      There is an order in society. This has been disrupted by feminism. It doesn’t matter who the boss is woman or man. There is no longer an order in society. We no longer need to respect those who are our superiors. We talk down to the president. Men no longer need to work hard. The torch is now passed to women, good luck!

    • Kyle Rook

      Someone please answer this question. If men have been oppressing women for the last 10,000 years, how can women possibly be "equal" to men? Someone who is "equal" to another does NOT allow themself to be "oppressed" by another, especially for 10,000 years. You can't have it both ways. So which is it? Are women "equal" to men or have men been "oppressing" women since time immemorial? The two are NOT part of the same rational conversation.

    • Mugen Vis

      This is comedy? Not one person laughed except for the speaker himself. Worst standup in his life

    • Insidiak

      While Id agree on the idea that this is a critique on the system know as "patriarchy"
      This, in no way shape or form, implies that it or the people who subscribe to it are your friends or allies.
      Many are in it just for themselves and how it negatively impacts the demographic they are apart of.
      And when that part is fixed, then their work is done.

      How it effects everyone else?

      Arbitrary and only worth consideration when it directly or indirectly starts hurting them again.

    • gol keeper

      I love men and I love them because they are the opposite of women.the diversity attracts me.Besides they dont have to talk all the time.its so relaxing to shut up for a while with a silent man…

    • gol keeper

      plot twist: this is satirical stand up comedy

    • M9

      I bet this dude always got friend zoned growing up

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