Why have we stigmatized and marginalised the stay-at-home mom? | Ben Young | TEDxOxbridge

Why have we stigmatized and marginalised the stay-at-home mom? | Ben Young | TEDxOxbridge

Using stay-at-home moms as a case study, Ben Young tackles the polarization and prejudices rampant in discussions of gender in the workplace and in society at large.

Ben Young graduated with University Honors from Brigham Young University with a BA in Economics, and a minor in Business Management. After graduation, he worked in the insurance and non-pro t arenas, specializing in data analytics and visualization. Outside of work, Ben is an avid baseball fan and an a cappella nerd. He also works as a freelance BI consultant, advising busi- nesses on Tableau implementations and analytics best practices, as well as conducting webinar trainings. He and his wife Aubrey both currently study at Oxford University when not playing with their two daughters, Joan and Ruth.

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Faith Like Grace says:

As a sahm myself thank you for this! Most people sadly do discriminate against women who stay home and that needs to change. As you said in this talk a woman should be valued no matter what choice she makes. 😌

Timcala Jones says:

good speach, especially at the end!

Weena Bus Company says:

if the majority of women SAH, then it will surely be hard for women to pursue a stem career or women who aims to be in leadership roles.. Everybody will think that women are nothing but a bunch baby-making machines, sexism & gender stereotypes persist.. Back in the 50's, women who got skills training were discriminated from getting a career just bcuz for bein a women.

Neil Allen says:

So sad, so true, and sadder it is only going to get worse.

Katrina Chau says:

Such a relevant topic. Thank you for bringing it in the forefront!

Ted Bolha says:

Why do we stigmatize "non-productive" things? Hiking is non-productive but most people love it.

mikoda says:

One of the best tedx talks.

gnomes16 says:

4:20 Normal distribution FTW #maths

Meraki says:

This is an interesting talk!

Laura Johnson says:

Thought-provoking and incredibly well articulated and presented!

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