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The work that makes all other work possible | Ai-jen Poo

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Domestic workers are entrusted with the most precious aspects of people's lives — they're the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house cleaners who do the work that makes all other work possible. Too often, they're invisible, taken for granted or dismissed as "help," yet they continue to do their wholehearted best for the families and homes in their charge. In this sensational talk, activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. "Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what," she says.

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40 Comments on The work that makes all other work possible | Ai-jen Poo

  1. Discover Your Awesomeness // 10th January 2019 at 8:28 pm // Reply

    “Yesterday’s home runs don’t win today’s games.” –Babe Ruth ¥

  2. Meenah BrightFlame // 10th January 2019 at 8:30 pm // Reply

    I’ll watch it later… I’ve exam tomorrow pls send some good wishes

  3. tenacious taylor // 10th January 2019 at 8:30 pm // Reply

    Love ted talk ! Her voice is so soothing, and this is a topic I do not often hear about

    • The topic is interesting as you say, as neither do I hear much about it. However, I found her voice so soothing that it became boring and hard to continue listening. Maybe she would do a voice act in some deep-sleep audiobook or the similar :).

  4. feminist ..

  5. ShaPe YoUr MiNd // 10th January 2019 at 8:38 pm // Reply

    Amazing !!!!!@!!@!!!!!!

  6. New drinking game: take a shot everytime she corrects her glasses

  7. Jesus Salazar // 10th January 2019 at 8:40 pm // Reply

    I could have sworn she will be talking about teaching. My mistake.

  8. I’m confused. I perceive these types of jobs as “luxuries” purchased by wealthy people. Especially if they’re in your home. If they’re not, they’re usually a business hiring someone. Like, you generally can only afford some of this kind of care of your middle class and above. So, poorer people get by without this and this it’s not exactly that which makes all other work possible and definitely not fundamental. A nurse and PCT is way different than a minimum wage job and are who take care of newborns and dying people. What century are you referring to cuz this sounds like the wealthy 1800s to me

  9. Absolutely fascinating

  10. Kazma Rtopilon // 10th January 2019 at 8:47 pm // Reply

    Can we focus on facts instead of focusing on affect ? It will prevent the biases. We don’t need them.
    Thank you.

  11. What a load of poo!

  12. Dr1ven Industries // 10th January 2019 at 8:51 pm // Reply

    Always interesting video and love following the channel because I can always find inspiration here for my own and keep growing.

  13. I thought she was going to talk about prostitution

  14. Her name is Ai-jen Poo…? Is that pronounced like… Asian Poo…? Her parents are quite the comedians.

  15. “What I thought to myself was: if domestic workers were in charge this would never have had happened. Our humanity would never have been so disposable that we would be treating children in this way” >> Immigration solved by feelings

  16. Sandcastle • // 10th January 2019 at 9:19 pm // Reply

    That is an unfortunate last name for the English speaking world.
    Actually scratch that, a fart got elected as president.

  17. Miss poo

  18. is it trucks delivering supplies? it better be trucks delivering supplies

  19. Interesting concept. I am focusing my youtube channel on how to learn anything by teaching how to listen, speak, read and having the growth mindset.

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