Stop fighting for feminism | Minh Thuy Ta | TEDxBaDinh

  • Опубликовано: 18 авг 2015
  • Feminism seems to be a hot trend with strong images of female stars. But do you really understand Feminism? Ms. Minh Thuy Ta shares her idea on Feminism from the perspective of her work life and personal life.
    Minh Thuy Ta (VJ Thuy Minh) is a journalist, TV host, a columnist, an author and a single mom.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • Usha Shanbhag
    Usha Shanbhag День назад

    Modern feminists keep saying the definition of true feminism and do the exact opposite of it.

  • sfdoctorp
    sfdoctorp 2 дня назад

    thank you! feminism today is not about equality.

  • Relyt345
    Relyt345 5 дней назад

    Feminism should be refined as “women who exhibit the negative aspects of both men and women without the positive aspects of either.”

  • BLAIR M Schirmer
    BLAIR M Schirmer 6 дней назад


  • Uyên Nguyễn
    Uyên Nguyễn 6 дней назад

    Nose pin là gì ạ

  • Vathnea Toch
    Vathnea Toch 11 дней назад

    feminism is gender equality. the definition has been tainted and it shouldnt. fighting for gender equality between men and women is feminism. feminazi is the irrational side of it where some women think they are better than men. we should fight feminazi, not feminism. these feminazi tainted the definition of feminism and its the true enemy to gender equality.

  • Xiao Mi
    Xiao Mi 13 дней назад

    Of course she adores feminism. The point she was trying to make was how people misunderstand feminism and take it too far. We are strong women but we cannot survive on this planet without men.

  • Kevin Healey
    Kevin Healey 16 дней назад

    It's vital to listen to what women have to say, let them make their own decisions and treat them well. When a society does not do that, it will not advance and have a low standard of living. For instance, a woman in the west would not marry a relative. To western women such behavior, is not only out of the question, but completely unthinkable. Western women realize the risk, as well as the consequences. There are countries where women from the day of their birth are treated as second class citizens, whereby the father or husband has the say so, of what will be done, and the woman herself has to abide or else. There are countries where intermarriage is generally practiced, with little next to no input or regard on the part of women. The outcome of intermarraige is catastrophic. In societies where women have rights, this is not done.

  • Đỗ Đại học
    Đỗ Đại học 17 дней назад

    Thuy Minh !!!!

  • AthenaHemingway
    AthenaHemingway 18 дней назад

    I tried to follow the explanation but totally lost. Not because of her idea but because how she explained was utmostly confused me. Thank you for your presentation. You can make it better next time. Still my favorite host. Cheer

  • Alisson Siri
    Alisson Siri 19 дней назад

    That woman nailed it.
    Real strength is being able to show your emotions, to recognize your weaknesses and understand you need someone with you.
    That applies to both women and men.

  • Chan Cuong Huynh
    Chan Cuong Huynh 21 день назад

    To be honest I am not really understand what she trying to say. The stories she tells not really link to gather and not really make any sense to me. May be I am not good for understand, so sorry

  • Nguyen hong ngoc
    Nguyen hong ngoc 25 дней назад

    Oh this is Thuy Minh. Never thought that she was on TED Talk. She deserves it and everything else. Much love and good wishes to Thuy Minh.

  • Pham Hayden
    Pham Hayden 25 дней назад

    So truee 🇻🇳💋

  • Scott Anderson
    Scott Anderson 25 дней назад

    She doesn’t need feminism because she’s attractive and intelligent.

  • vu huy
    vu huy 26 дней назад

    She blamed what others did badly to her life, her wish. Then what she did, traveling abroad, writing books, .. were what she was proud of herself. I think she wanted to share her life to others. Let’s others understand and probably follow her conclusion: be yourself. However, the chaos of life is not as simple as only be yourself. :)

  • Casey
    Casey 26 дней назад

    With all the mic issues she's having, you'd begin to wonder if TEDx talks just wanted to sabotage the speech because they disagree with her views.

  • Malcolm Thorne
    Malcolm Thorne 27 дней назад +1

    I saw the title and immediately went; " Don't fight for it here, sure(the western world).
    We crossed the finish lane several years ago as far as women's rights go; anything further is about women's privilege.
    The issues percieved as women's issues in the west are class issues and nothing else. Men in the working and lower classes have it just as rough.
    Out east/southeast though? Forward march by all means, feminists. They need it."

  • cramer floro
    cramer floro 27 дней назад +1

    14:15 Kung fu Panda would be proud

  • Jesse21
    Jesse21 27 дней назад

    Amazing talk!! We need more women like her@

  • kieran Le
    kieran Le Месяц назад

    She is absolutely right. People should fight for equality, not feminism because Men need to have the right as well. Developing feminism is trying to go opposite what nature has created life cycle. Just like when technology developed, it causes pollution and it kills society.

  • Janie Kim
    Janie Kim Месяц назад

    It's kinda sad she was so confident to give only 2 scripts for feminists because I'm not one and my brother's not one that fit either of the scripts. So many people in this world and so many different types of feminists. I agree with her last point how she concluded but she's made many wrong quick assumptions in the process.

  • Lucas Vũ
    Lucas Vũ Месяц назад

    Vietnam has issued the law on prevention and control of human trafficking since 2011. So it's not "there's no law yet" like she said

  • Arek Krolak
    Arek Krolak Месяц назад

    I like this video, but I do not agree with everything she says. Like I don't know the exact story with her child, but the reasons she gives to go single mother are all wrong.

  • Marcus A. Brown
    Marcus A. Brown Месяц назад

    When she asked "Are you happier?" the response from the crowd said it all. 😂💯💪🏾

  • Thiti Mahayotaruk
    Thiti Mahayotaruk Месяц назад

    Như cứt người ta

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone Wolf Месяц назад

    Feminism is about inequality for men and about berating and mistreating men. Feminism is for special privelages for women. Feminism today is about vanity, narcissism, entitlement, and women avoiding responsibility. Feminism is obsolete in America. There has never been a greater time to be a woman in the west. Period. Full stop, end of debate.
    Women need to stop acting like spoiled whiny narcissistic entitled children and realize just how lucky they are compared to how women are treated in other countries. Western women are just awful, cancerous, and so deluded.
    The west teaches women false ego and pride and that women don't need to take responsibility or accountability for anything. Feminism teaches western women to just say they are strong and independent without doing anything to actually prove it. Today's women throw themselves a parade for every little thing they do, even though men have been doing the same things in silence and with no appreciation for centuries. Women say they don't need men, even though men have built everything in society and everything that makes life liveable and they are the ones who keep women alive and protect them... Without men women would have been food for predators in the prehistoric days.
    Wake up and grow up western women. You are nothing but awful creatures who don't appreciate how good you have it. Men can survive without women, women cannot survive without men. Know your place, there's no shame in it.

  • Heavenly Trial
    Heavenly Trial Месяц назад

    There is no such feminine right in Vietnam in back days. Vietnam is still called "third world country" , isn't it? Even the basic human rights is not even honored in Vietnam today, feminine right will eventually come into light when Vietnam is no longer a communist country. To the speaker of this video segment, please use your voice and talented to fight for the basic human rights in Vietnam first.

  • MPSkills
    MPSkills Месяц назад

    Feminism = cancer

  • Vân Anh Vũ
    Vân Anh Vũ Месяц назад

    Love the talk that i think that the most important part is that she points out that many people have been thinking wrongly about feminism bcoss of a lot of things

  • BESULLY 101
    BESULLY 101 Месяц назад


  • Nordic Snowhammer
    Nordic Snowhammer Месяц назад

    I love strong competent women. Married one. She's a woman. Feminine. And she embraces her femininity. Thank goodness.

  • jayvhon calma
    jayvhon calma Месяц назад

    This is justice people against her in the comments section please walk away no more trolls, no more bashing!!!!

  • R DVD
    R DVD 2 месяца назад

    She did a good job. I liked this.

  • adam zarbon
    adam zarbon 2 месяца назад

    Feminism is a cancerous cult.

  • Roena Skates
    Roena Skates 2 месяца назад +1

    Disregarding Feminism is promoting "Men Homosexuals" and "Child Molesters"!😣😣😣

  • Rishi Sagar
    Rishi Sagar 2 месяца назад

    Femimism doesn't need to exist, the best is to accept that the sexes are different in abilities and make peace with that. Can't compare apples and oranges

  • Nguyễn Hữu Tâm
    Nguyễn Hữu Tâm 2 месяца назад

    she is the first people come from vietnam in ted talk

  • Luke Slisz
    Luke Slisz 2 месяца назад

    When our culture is obsessed with ill-defined ideas of success, 'be yourself' (and don't let anybody tell you otherwise) is perhaps the best advice.

  • Jerry Perry
    Jerry Perry 2 месяца назад

    Feminism is sneaky. Depending on who you ask it can mean anything. What good does it if you suffer under the yoke of feminism? We need to look at it pragmatically. What feminism does is what it is. So far I haven't seen anything but feminists being exactly what they criticise. They are tradionalists when they oppose traditionalism, sexists when they are against sexism and so on.

  • MGTOW Gopnik
    MGTOW Gopnik 2 месяца назад

    Such an attitude of entitlement

  • Ashutosh Tiwari
    Ashutosh Tiwari 2 месяца назад

    Sloppy lecture....... Very vague

  • Mainak Bag
    Mainak Bag 2 месяца назад

    Though the talk sounds kind to men, it EXTREMELY selfish. All she's saying is "I don't want to take the pressures coming out of feminism as a woman." But no one talks about how all narratives create pressure for men.

  • Mainak Bag
    Mainak Bag 2 месяца назад

    Why can you not be happy if men do not have to take the pressure of work again?

  • Proud Guy
    Proud Guy 2 месяца назад

    Feminism promotes anti-male stereotypes and anti-male discrimination. They invent phony statistics, one-sided news stories and derogatory terms to refer to men & boys. Feminism is just tribalism. Women against men & boys. That's all it is.

  • Sarah Tochhawng
    Sarah Tochhawng 2 месяца назад

    I thoroughly enjoyed Cassie Jaye's criticism of feminism and her experience with men's rights activists. This, however, is just disappointing.

    • Sarah Tochhawng
      Sarah Tochhawng 2 месяца назад

      She got so many things wrong, I'm gonna get a seizure watching this. Good lord.

  • Annie Ho
    Annie Ho 2 месяца назад

    I agree with Minh because i was in that situation before. Everybody said that i am strong woman with intelligence, but they did not know i don't wanna choose to be like this. I want someone love me and i love them, share the life, share my pressure like i will.

  • shellebel1
    shellebel1 2 месяца назад

    Let's not overlook the fact that she's in Vietnam - a corrupt and oppressive state which regularly silences critics and dissidents, blocks websites like Facebook and LinkedIn, where university students are told how to vote and where staye propaganda billboards are everywhere. I'm not taking anything she says seriously.

    • Sang Phạm
      Sang Phạm Месяц назад +1

      but who said that Vietnam blocks fb and linkedin? We're not in China you know :/ but other facts, you might be true.

  • Như Thùy Huỳnh Thị
    Như Thùy Huỳnh Thị 2 месяца назад

    I love your speech so much . it was even though made for long time
    I hope Viet Nam will be change and no gender gap anymore

  • Antoine Forêt
    Antoine Forêt 2 месяца назад

    why we "need" someone , who said that, is it law somewhere? . We need to be a integrated in community not necessary with someone and love blabla .. go Mgtow

  • Nah Lyrics
    Nah Lyrics 3 месяца назад


  • افو افوشه
    افو افوشه 3 месяца назад


  • Driss Thinker
    Driss Thinker 3 месяца назад

    im not interested in what she has to say.
    Gets pregnant , leaves the guy , to raise her kid by herself, the same kid that needs a father.
    Kids statisticly get ruined by single mothers, stop thinking only about yourself like a little girl.

  • Hao Quach
    Hao Quach 3 месяца назад

    I appreciate what Thuy Minh shared, but it seems to me that she has missed the whole point of feminism which is not trying to strong or powerful or anything but "a range of political movements, ideologies, and social movements that share a common goal: to define, establish and achieve political, economic, personal, and social equality of sexes."

  • God's Child
    God's Child 3 месяца назад

    I get what she's saying but the way she says it makes it hard to grasp.

  • AGElite87
    AGElite87 3 месяца назад +1

    This woman first language is not English but her made more sense than alot of English speaking women about feminism.

  • Soccer America
    Soccer America 3 месяца назад

    Feminism is cancer and one the weapons of the mainstream media and government.

  • Legend King (KING20007009)
    Legend King (KING20007009) 3 месяца назад

    I agreed with everything she said except for the part where she said we have empty boxes in our head -_- like wtf? You take away a man's job from him you take away his dignity, his pride and his identity. I can't say the same for women if I take away nail polishing from them. Thats such an absurd logic.
    Besides, she was "pissed" because her man told her to be more present with the family & kids and what was her response? The same thing a working man would say. So why do the feminists jump on us guys everytime when we say it? Suddenly if the "working woman" said the same thing its somehow different?

  • Hong Nguyen
    Hong Nguyen 3 месяца назад

    just make sure that it's you!

  • Hoang Minh Son Le
    Hoang Minh Son Le 3 месяца назад

    Feminism is a spectrum. what she said is a small aspect of the scale. The speech is okay but not really well-organized and evidence-based
    And Patriarchy is a problem not Feminism.

  • Jharna Schneider
    Jharna Schneider 3 месяца назад

    That was wrong to said” sold a girls there’s no law” I never knew anyone sold a girl and then the police caught him and all of them in jail. But this is her opinion.

  • Thomas Bayer
    Thomas Bayer 3 месяца назад

    "The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is:
    Fear the true God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the whole obligation of man.
    For the true God will judge every deed,
    including every hidden thing,
    as to whether it is good or bad."
    Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14

  • Boozer
    Boozer 3 месяца назад


  • HongNhung Tran
    HongNhung Tran 3 месяца назад

    I think you’re wrong abt the definition of feminism. Feminism is The advocacy of women's rights on the ground of the equality of the sế. Not to become a strong women, an independent woman or kind of person who don’t need a man. Fighting for feminism is fighting for the equality, is a step forward of the civilization of society

    • Burnt Weenie
      Burnt Weenie 3 месяца назад

      No, in western societies it's not- it is synonymously to boundless entitlement utilizing mob mentality.

  • Charles Ndaganje
    Charles Ndaganje 3 месяца назад

    Thank you feminists The men were sleeping for so many years but now there are waking up by paying up the divorcing aftermath and they becoming MGTON now they understand that women can only use them but they can never love them.

  • Ngoc Que Nguyen
    Ngoc Que Nguyen 3 месяца назад

    Yep! Your life, your choice. What we should fight is injustice, and it varies case by case. As long as a person is free to choose and doesn't rob others of their right to choose, there're no problems that need to be fixed.

  • Trung Nguyễn
    Trung Nguyễn 3 месяца назад

    Lâu quá không gặp Minh Thuỳ ! Thât bất ngờ khi gặp cô ấy trên Ted

  • Nishant Singh
    Nishant Singh 3 месяца назад

    Throw away feminism and accpt shakti

  • Tiến Nguyễn
    Tiến Nguyễn 3 месяца назад

    Is there a problem with the camera? Is it out of focus?

  • Swift Chancellor
    Swift Chancellor 3 месяца назад

    Judge Judy said it best she doesn't believe in feminism at all

  • Dr Chow
    Dr Chow 3 месяца назад

    Samantha's definition of feminism:
    "A genocidal anti-male hate movement fighting to enforce male compliance to an outmoded model of male disposability. The radical belief that men are not people. The continued and escalated narrative of female victimhood and male villainy designed to keep men in a constant state of psychological defense - silent, compliant, and apologetic while they keep serving, protecting, providing and dying for the 'superior' female gender."

  • Bruna Praxedes
    Bruna Praxedes 3 месяца назад

    If you liked this video watch
    "I'm not an easy man"
    at Netflix.

  • Minh Minh Trần
    Minh Minh Trần 3 месяца назад

    ❤️❤️❤️ love youu

  • X Eris250 X
    X Eris250 X 3 месяца назад +1

    I'm sick with all these comments.

    • Sid Saha
      Sid Saha 3 месяца назад

      X Eris250 X what's your gender?

  • Edvin1011
    Edvin1011 3 месяца назад

    Ok and now in english

  • Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 3 месяца назад

    What's the difference between a whining kid and feminism?


  • James Anthony
    James Anthony 3 месяца назад

    You can’t win

  • Kyle Couture
    Kyle Couture 3 месяца назад

    Feminism is not equality. Its entitlements.

  • Benjamin Powers
    Benjamin Powers 4 месяца назад +1

    Only affluent white college educated women understand oppression and struggle. Everyone else just doesn't get it and has it really good in life.

    • Megane-Chan
      Megane-Chan 29 дней назад

      Benjamin Powers because most of the people who born in real deep oppression often grew up internalizing that oppressive narrative as a way of coping mechanism. And those grew up in a relatively comfortable environment can better see the wrong doings in the system. Who knows what took more than 200 years for the women to have voting rights and recognized as full citizens on the proclaimed land of freedom.

  • Saor Rombe
    Saor Rombe 4 месяца назад

    Some people nowadays approach feminism with an identity politics mind set (some sort of, "I'm a woman, my destiny as a woman is to fight for freedom, have career, etc"). She is just trying to show that although acting and living like a man is interesting, you shouldn't do it just because she seems to do it or it is shown it on the media or someone charismatic somewhere does it; that such decision has some sort of trade off (unfortunately she did not go deeper in that direction, surely one can realize the underlying warning tone of the theme).

  • Dissonantia Cognitiva
    Dissonantia Cognitiva 4 месяца назад

    So what you are saying is that you are selfish and incapable of sharing your life with others and you are also not that good at being a mother

  • Das Nose
    Das Nose 4 месяца назад

    Gotta say I dont get modern feminism. If the individual is told they can be who they want, do what they want, and make their own choices (within logical reason), why does anyone need feminism to reaffirm what the individual already knows?

  • bb77077
    bb77077 4 месяца назад

    Feminists in the west are the cause of society’s decay.

  • Truth Seeker
    Truth Seeker 4 месяца назад

    She still has a lot of growing to do. Too much generalism.

  • Socks With Sandals
    Socks With Sandals 4 месяца назад

    Well you fought hard for Communism.
    How's that working out for you?

    MGTOW MUSLIM 4 месяца назад

    If you want to know the true meaning of Feminism I will Tell You Feminism is? " Cancer "

  • Moodrah Kamite
    Moodrah Kamite 4 месяца назад

    But that wasnt REAL socialsm...but they are not REAL christians...but thats not REAL feminism.

  • Karrie Kapp
    Karrie Kapp 4 месяца назад +1

    Minh is so brave for speaking her ideas and people should not be mean to her. I agree with some things and some I disagree with. Woman and men that are mean need to control themselves. Do unto others as you would want them to do to you. She has the freedom to speak her thoughts about men and woman. You can disagree but be civilized!

  • Seraph B.
    Seraph B. 4 месяца назад

    It's nice to see how many people here say that "she misunderstands what feminism is", and then they explain egalitarianism and call it "feminism".
    Because logic.

    • Burnt Weenie
      Burnt Weenie 3 месяца назад

      What's your obsession?

    • Sid Saha
      Sid Saha 3 месяца назад

      Seraph B. What's your gender?

  • matt cullen
    matt cullen 4 месяца назад

    Never trust a woman.

  • dragonwatter
    dragonwatter 4 месяца назад

    smart woman. make the life that fulfills you not the life someone else says will fulfill you

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  • Steven Porter
    Steven Porter 4 месяца назад

    I can't understand a DAMN thing she says

  • givmespace
    givmespace 4 месяца назад +1

    feminism is an ideology.... like those beloved jihadists :)

  • Pixle
    Pixle 4 месяца назад

    I don't think her mic was on right. Good TED talk though.

  • Player1 Player2
    Player1 Player2 4 месяца назад

    For some reason I thought the was title "stop feminism for feminism".

  • That's a Wrap
    That's a Wrap 4 месяца назад

    She's lying about all of her victimhood. Just ignore her.

  • Fay King
    Fay King 5 месяцев назад

    She is still beautiful, even if she's not as young

  • Ultima Thule
    Ultima Thule 5 месяцев назад

    Very nice speech. I can see more and more women speaking against the insane ideology of feminism. But listening to such speech on TED is a real pleasure ...

  • suraj yadav
    suraj yadav 5 месяцев назад

    She is trying to say..i m single mom..and all womems have to be single..really i cant live wife..and she cant live without me so..fuckoff lady..🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐🤐