If you’re a man, at one point or another you’ve probably thought to yourself, “I will never understand women!” And if you’re a woman, “What’s wrong with men?!” But your gender is all you’ve ever known, so how could you understand?
In the week of International Women’s Day there are few people that could explain the insights of gender difference and the divide between equality and equity as well as this lady!
As a transgender woman, Paula Stone Williams has lived on both sides, “and the differences are massive!”
In this funny and insightful talk, Paula shares her wisdom for all. Reverend Dr. Paula Stone Williams is the president of RLT Pathways, Inc., a non-profit providing counselling and coaching services. She works with the Centre for Progressive Renewal, serves on the board of the Gay Christian Network, and is an active member at Highlands Church in Denver.
Paula has been featured in the New York Times, The Denver Post, and Colorado Public Radio, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post. She is an avid runner and mountain biker with three children and five granddaughters.
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
What is the difference between gender equity and gender equality?
“Gender equity recognises that women and gender-diverse people are not in the same ‘starting position’ as men. This is because of historical and social disadvantages.
Treating women, gender-diverse people and men equally might not actually be fair. In fact, it can create further disadvantage. Gender equity measures are often needed to level the playing field.” (16 days of allyship https://16daysallyship.whwest.org.au)
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