Women, Wartime, and the Dream of Peace

November 25, 2010

“In war we often see only the frontline stories of soldiers and combat. AT TEDGlobal 2010, Zainab Salbi tells powerful “backline” stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts.”

Other TED Talks


  1. I love it when women are being acknowledge in fields that are stereotypically believed to be “only a man’s area of expertise”

    • Yes, it is good that she is raising awareness about the other side of a war.

  2. the fear of losing the ‘I’ and ‘me’…it’s not fair- there’s only one life and there should be only one death…

    strong words and strong stories

    • Indeed, these words were some of the most poignant ones in the talk.

  3. This reminds me of how ignorant and self-centered I am -_-;

    • You are not, but it is good to listen to such talks and be aware of the circumstances other people live in. We all should be grateful for what we have and understand how much suffering some people go through.

  4. Just curious, may I ask where your picture was from? At first look immediately I thought, that girl in the poster looks very close to Nausicaa Valley of the Wind (see image on wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nausica%C3%A4_of_the_Valley_of_the_Wind_%28manga%29), but then I don’t recall any babies in that anime.

    • It is Nausicaa indeed🙂 The anime is based on only a small part of the manga by Miyazaki.

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