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    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,…

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    Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection Why are we raising our girls to be perfect while we are raising our boys to be brave? Two TED talks, one by Reshma Saujani and the other by Caroline Paul, try to tell their audiences to be aware of teaching and training girls and provide solutions to the problem of girls’ fear of taking risks. Boys are taught to take risk after risk, to play rough, and to be brave. Girls, on the other hand, are taught to smile pretty, play it safe, and get all A’s, says…

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    “Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection” by Reshma Saujani, Saujani addresses the fact that as little girls are growing up, we begin to introduce them to the idea of being perfect rather than the idea of being brave. Saujani starts the TED Talk by talking about the one time she stepped out of her comfort zone and ran for Congress. In 2012, Saujani made the decision to go from a fundraiser and organizer behind the scenes to a running candidate for a seat in Congress. When Saujani is talking about…

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