Monday, 12 December 2011

TEDCEMBER: The Danger of a Single Story

Today I watched Chimamanda Adichie, talk about the danger of a single story. It was well presented, effectively delivered but didn't resonate with me, and didn't need to be 20 minutes long. Her point, that when we have only one story of a person or people, that we create a stereotype that while not incorrect is incomplete; that when a person or organisation is powerful or predominant we have a  much wider set of stories told from different perspectives creating a more accurate representation, all seems so obvious it doesn't need to be said. I checked the comments and I'm in the minority. Maybe I'm missing something.

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