Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection Essay

752 Words Mar 24th, 2016 4 Pages
Teaching Bravery
Reshma Saujani presented an informative speech for a TED Talk titled “Teach girls bravery, not perfection.” Reshma Saujani is an Indian woman who decide to run for congress when she was thirty-three even though the odds were against her. Reshma Saujani did not win the vote but the risk she took inspired her speech and her coding organization. Reshma Saujani believes that girls are scared to take risks. In fact, the purpose of her speech is to raise awareness about how girls are being taught perfection instead of bravery. She believes since girls are taught that perfection is important they will only attempt things they know they can succeed at. Reshma Saujani’s speech is very relevant to her audience, easy to understand, and has great detail.
Reshma Saujani’s audience was everyone watching the video, in the audience, and everyone else. She wanted everyone especially parents, teachers, family, and mentors to realize what the idea of perfection does to a girl’s self-esteem. Stories and facts were shared to appeal to the younger and older class and to business. She shared a story about a sixteen-year-old writing code to help detect cancer to appeal to the younger generations. She shared stories of girls being scared to fail so they would not try at all. Also, stories about girls who believed that the problems were their selves not the code. These stories reach out to the older generations because no one wants their daughters, nieces, granddaughters,…

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