TED Talks: The courage to tell a hidden story


Our chat:

Vasanth Prabakar 9:02 PM
contrast background scenario for Palestine.
Thein Lin Aung joined group chat.

Lee Wright 9:06 PM
she was left to die in an air strike zone
disrespected as a woman
in a men’s profession
stain, mark of shame
she can go where men can’t go.
the woman’s aspect or point of view
a mark of shame
the scarlet letter “A”
Book “The Scarlet Letter”
a stigmata plural : bodily marks or pains resembling the wounds of the crucified Jesus and sometimes accompanying religious ecstasy

Vasanth Prabakar 9:13 PM

Lee Wright 9:13 PM
women stay in the home
risky profession
women couldn’t travel alone…
women were expected to be passive

Gerard Arbat 9:14 PM

Lee Wright 9:16 PM
journalists were hostages
women hostages are more problematic
viewed with more concern
to protect women from being hostages
women are subject to more forms of abuse than a man

me 9:21 PM
1. What is your opinion about photography, documenting memorable moments?

Lee Wright 9:21 PM
Everyone does it!
They are good mementos for your scrapbook or photo album.
They “prove” you were there. (if not photoshopped)
A picture can have people in it or not. Might show a different focus.
A picture from the base looking up emphasizes height.

me 9:26 PM
2. Why do people live in open air strike zone even after knowing the possibility of getting killed?

Gerard Arbat 9:28 PM

Lee Wright 9:28 PM
Do they have a choice?
No money.
No friends in other places.
Visas, passports.
plane tickets
“The green wall”?
Become a refugee (stigma).

Vasanth Prabakar 9:30 PM

Lee Wright 9:31 PM
evacuated temporarily

Gerard Arbat 9:31 PM

me 9:31 PM
Russian “Avos” word

Lee Wright 9:33 PM

Vasanth Prabakar 9:33 PM
like hakunamatata?

Lee Wright 9:34 PM
A little bit like that, yes.
“Everything’ll be okay. God will take care of me.
I’ve lived in many places in the USA. Many, many…

me 9:35 PM
4. Have you as a women ever felt in fear of your life due to male’s discrimination against you?

Lee Wright 9:37 PM
“Don’t feel safe at work.”
Field work, maybe, in a lonely location.
feminist extremists
easy target

me 9:39 PM
6. The speaker said, “Because of my gender, I had access to worlds where my colleagues were forbidden”. What worlds was she referring to?

Lee Wright 9:39 PM
Women’s areas…
dressing rooms…
women may have private prayer rooms.
She can tell stories about women from a woman’s perspective. Men can’t do that.
men’s smoking room
Church, women can’t go to certain rooms?
altar room

Vasanth Prabakar 9:42 PM

Lee Wright 9:42 PM
men only?
Women are not normally allowed to be clergy.
Locker rooms (changing rooms)
Cremation centers, funeral homes (no women or children)

Gerard Arbat 9:44 PM

Lee Wright 9:45 PM
Pray to be reborn as a man.

Gerard Arbat 9:45 PM

Lee Wright 9:46 PM
Religion is a man’s tool of subjugation.

Diana Yarmolinska 9:46 PM
I agree

me 9:47 PM
5. How would you rank the Middle Eastern countries in order of female discrimination (restriction of rights and privileges) from worst to best?

Lee Wright 9:47 PM
“Gentlemen’s Clubs” in the USA
are usually men only.
Saudi Arabia is likely the worst.
Turkey used to be liberal but maybe not now.
Iraq is bad.
Iran is bad.

Vasanth Prabakar 9:50 PM

me 9:51 PM
3. In your point of view, what are the difficulties a photojournalist would face?
Thein Lin Aung left group chat.

Lee Wright 9:51 PM
travel a lot
away from home

Vasanth Prabakar 9:51 PM

Lee Wright 9:52 PM
IP theft
freelance photographers
useful photographs, relevant
some content may be needed
Arab Spring
freelancers are disposable
you stand out as a foreigner
a target for terrorism

Vasanth Prabakar 9:54 PM

Lee Wright 9:55 PM
When in Rome…
Muslims in the USA want religious accommodation from our businesses.

Vasanth Prabakar 9:58 PM

Gerard Arbat 9:58 PM

Lee Wright 9:58 PM
2-5 people
large, fancy, expensive

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