Not sure if I am on the like camp or the dislike camp quite yet on Madeleine but... I'm nearing the like one for now. Haven't shared a TED talk in awhile, so thought I'd share this one. I looked at the plethora of commentary on this YouTube video - and it's amazing at the emotional storm this video created... many obscene words used against her as a woman calling her an "it", hatred against feminism, talks of war crimes, ... next to praises of being an awesome woman. I can't imagine what it's like to be in her shoes. Her message of bringing women to the table in discussions and decisions is strong. Her passion around women helping other women warmed my heart.
Oh, and yea, I've recently decided I fully accept the title of feminist. I am a feminist. I've been very wary of doing that for some time - mainly because I do not believe men and women are equal. We are not the same, we are different emotionally, physically, mentally... but I do believe in the world of women and empowering us to reach our full potential. I believe it's only going to get better for women - as we take on leadership positions, build products and services, and most importantly, help each other. Optimism for our future.