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Casey Kitchel

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When fighting for rights, which is tougher: a battle against an oppressive government, or a battle against an oppressive society?

Manal al-Sharif opens her TED talk by asking the audience a question.

“You know that people all over the world fight for their freedom, fight for their rights. Some battle oppressive governments. Others battle oppressive societies.” And then she asks, “which battle do you think is harder?”

Fellow TEDers, which do you think is a tougher battle? And why?

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    Jun 23 2013: It does not matter who is the oppressor.

    What prevents us from standing against the oppressor ....FEAR

    Fear to loose...
    possesions
    relations
    status
    freedom
    life

    When one is fearless, oppressor has no purcahse on you, you are their toughest opponent.

    They have the power to destroy you , you have the power to show them and the world and make them understand that they are wrong and unjust.

    Battle is won and that too permanently if that brings change of heart in oppressor whether its a governement or a society , it does not matter who is the oppressor.
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      Jun 23 2013: Nice comment Adesh. Have you ever had to fight for your beliefs or your rights? If so, please share.
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        Jun 24 2013: In country like India we always have to fight for our beliefs as well as for our right

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