30 Rock product placement is the best product placement. Part 2.
The former Secretary of State and First Lady gave her talk as part of the Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership, funded by an endowment from Meyer and Luskin Renee, two UCLA alumni. Read our recap of her speech here.
Below, a few highlights from her speech:
On the Ukraine:
“The Russian intervention in Crimea violates international law and is therefore a deep concern to the U.S. and our allies… All parties in Ukraine and in the region should support reconciliation and the country’s return to political and economic health.”
On unpaid internships:
“Businesses have taken advantage of unpaid internships to an extent that it is blocking the opportunities for young people to move on into paid employment,” Clinton said. “More businesses need to move their so-called interns to employees.
Her advice to college students:
"My late mother used to say you can be a bit walk-on actor in someone else’s play, or you can star in your own."
"You need to learn how to take criticism seriously, but not personally."
When asked what final advice she had to offer college students, Clinton – the first First Lady to run for president and the first woman to serve as a New York senator – gave advice from Eleanor Roosevelt, whom she called her favorite predecessor: “Grow skin like a rhinoceros.””
“To the people clinging to the notion that female-led pictures are a niche genre, people see them! They make money! The world is round, people!” - Cate Blanchett
(except that this set is a fucking lot of white women…)
Patriarchal notions of manhood don’t just harm women, they hurt men. Toxic definitions of masculinity lead to well-documented problems like high rates of gun violence, suicide and sexual violence. That’s why organizations like the Representation Project are committed to advancing the discussion about how gender limits the freedoms of both women and men. They recognize that society’s gender ideals aren’t only damaging for women; they’re universally harmful.
Their latest video examines how stereotypes constrain all people from the moment they are born.
UCLA’s Steve Cole from The Social Life of Genes.
Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a conversation with your surroundings. Your neighbors, your family, your feelings of loneliness: They don’t just get under your skin, they get into the control rooms of your cells.(via ucresearch)