Is Modern Feminism starting to undermine Itself? | Jess Butcher | TEDxAstonUniversity

  • Published on Sep 5, 2018
  • Entrepreneur, Non-Exec Director and Angel investor. Co-Founder of Blippar, one of Britain’s best-funded technology scale-ups and one of the world’s leading computer vision and augmented reality technology platforms. She is the recipient of numerous female entrepreneur and tech awards including BBC’s Top 100 Women and Fortune’s Most Powerful female entrepreneurs and is a passionate start-up mentor, public speaker and writer on subjects as diverse as women in technology, female entrepreneurialism, digital innovation, digital detox and work-life balance. She received an MBE in the 2018 New Years Honours List for her services to technology and entrepreneurship. Entrepreneur, Non-Exec Director and Angel investor. Co-Founder of Blippar, one of Britain’s best-funded technology scale-ups and one of the world’s leading computer vision and augmented reality technology platforms. She is the recipient of numerous female entrepreneur and tech awards including BBC’s Top 100 Women and Fortune’s Most Powerful female entrepreneurs and is a passionate start-up mentor, public speaker and writer on subjects as diverse as women in technology, female entrepreneurialism, digital innovation, digital detox and work-life balance. She received an MBE in the 2018 New Years Honours List for her services to technology and entrepreneurship. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • Writing Advice with A.S. Howell

    Yes, yes, and yes! Thank you for addressing these issues calmly and so articulately!!!

  • kenny ross
    kenny ross 4 hours ago

    Men built this world but women will destroy it and then blame men. Every woman I know tells me they rather have a male boss than a female. If you are a female boss and you don’t know this then you have been lied to. The sad truth of the matter is men are to be blamed just as much as women for allowing this to become the way it has.

  • DTM
    DTM 9 hours ago


  • Dave Boothney
    Dave Boothney Day ago

    The failure of women in society is due to the failure of men in not teaching their daughters honor, loyalty, forgiveness and gratitude of their men. Feminism teaches women they are flawless straight out of the womb and deserving of respect based on their gender. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sadly blue pill men only reinforce that idea, validating the toxicity of modern women who go on to destroy family after family in divorce court.
    I appreciate the fact that this woman also showed how men have it hard in life, too, I appreciate both sides being shown.

  • Russell McVey
    Russell McVey Day ago

    Women are simply hurting themselves by hitting this subject by a wide brush.

  • N G
    N G Day ago

    Also most teachers are female and they’ve been fed feminism so they are biased against boys, and feed them meth (Ritalin)

  • Rufus T Firefly
    Rufus T Firefly Day ago +1

    Who Cares?

  • Joe Jones
    Joe Jones Day ago +1

    Nice speech. But she's sitting on top of the world. Let's see her when something doesn't go her way. Will the seductive victim card be too attractive not to play? Because most women are not as successful, talented, attractive as her.

  • FEMA Region 9
    FEMA Region 9 Day ago

    I also don't understand why this abortion ban is such a big deal. As a 49 year old man, I have no kids because I was careful, took precautions, and chose not to have any outside of marriage. If women acted as responsibly, there would be no need for abortion ban.

  • FEMA Region 9
    FEMA Region 9 Day ago +1

    Why is it that when women list their resume of qualifications as their identity, IE mother, executive, sister, daughter, they never put wife on that list? Women despise men, yet are totally driven to prove themselves by using men -or their accomplishments IN CONTEXT- as the measuring stick.

  • Steven Guy
    Steven Guy Day ago


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  • Jaumet jaumet
    Jaumet jaumet 2 days ago +2

    MGTOW, gentlemen.

    • Mark Zaney
      Mark Zaney Day ago

      Feminism Dies When Comfort Goes Away
      MGTOW - For every guy having fun bothering no one, somewhere there’s a woman pissed off he’s having fun.

  • John Normal
    John Normal 2 days ago +2

    Thanks feminism for exposing women's true nature. MGTOW FTW

  • Julian Ochoa Gavilano
    Julian Ochoa Gavilano 2 days ago +2

    We will bring the system to heel.
    Or we will die trying.
    Attero Dominatus!

  • Entrenched Mgtow
    Entrenched Mgtow 2 days ago

    Women weren't listening decades ago, a decade ago, and they're certainly not about to listen now. The Western nation's current populations are on a path to extinction and eventual replacement. White women in the West have aborted 65,000,000 babies since it was legalized, and are only having 1.6 children each. You need 2.1 to maintain, and you are on a path to extinction below 1.7, which is almost impossible to turn around. While muslim woman are birthing an average of 4. White women's sixty years of fabricated power and freedom, the price paid by their own Men, will fade out and be obliterated from history in about 60 years.

  • Kenneth Dau-Schmidt
    Kenneth Dau-Schmidt 2 days ago

    Wow! Just Wow! Jess Butcher got so many things right. Wonderful to hear such a clear, balanced and unselfish discussion of gender issues. The only things I might add are: (1) sometimes victimization is used as an excuse for undertaking bad behavior or discrimination against the other (feminists sometimes justify treating men unfairly because they claim men victimize women); and (2) as a man I want little girls to also take inspiration from MY achievements, Jess gets it right that both girls and boys should be inspired by women, but we should add that both boys and girls should be inspired by men. As Jess says we share so much in common, why is there so much gender division?

  • frog gie
    frog gie 2 days ago

    She supports mens issues.. Is she a communist?

  • Event Horizon
    Event Horizon 2 days ago

    Bet her cars on 🔥 when she leaves the speech..😬

  • Game Gaming
    Game Gaming 2 days ago +11

    It's too late now. MGTOW is already here

    • Mark Zaney
      Mark Zaney Day ago

      Feminism Dies When Comfort Goes Away
      For every guy having fun bothering no one, somewhere there’s a woman pissed off he’s having fun.

  • chippledon1
    chippledon1 2 days ago +1

    If women want front line combat positions made available, they are welcome to them! I'll happily step aside and allow them to take a bullet!

  • chippledon1
    chippledon1 2 days ago

    I had to turn up the volume all the way on this video. Very low volume.

  • The Populous Pimp - PPT

    Starting to??????
    It’s ok to Repeal the 19th Amendment!!

  • Josiah Black
    Josiah Black 2 days ago +1


  • Guillermo Soberanes
    Guillermo Soberanes 2 days ago

    Modern Feminism is modern Cancer.

  • Ken Bellchambers
    Ken Bellchambers 2 days ago +2

    There are bad abusive men, and there are bad abusive women. Women however, almost always get away with it.

  • Robert D
    Robert D 2 days ago

    1:48 You're privileged because of your race? How many countries in Africa and South America are mostly non-white? Why aren't those countries successful? Why aren't the majority races in those countries successful because of their race privilege?

  • mac1bc
    mac1bc 2 days ago +3

    This speech will once again be lost on women. They are incapable of having empathy for anyone but themselves.

  • jlg1973 g
    jlg1973 g 2 days ago

    good's nice to hear it from the female perspective

  • Aven Norfleet
    Aven Norfleet 2 days ago +1

    Basically " we f&$ed up"

  • jdziedzic11
    jdziedzic11 3 days ago +2

    Take the Red Pill and I'll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes...………….

  • josten cline
    josten cline 3 days ago +1

    feminism has undermined a lot more than just itself. it's gone off the rails, but if you say so you will be shouted down. good for her for speaking up but the feminists will not listen.

  • Marduk 666
    Marduk 666 3 days ago +2

    Feminism was a cancer from it's inception. It's now in stage 4 .

  • Brian Garza
    Brian Garza 3 days ago +3

    This is what happens when you give women power. The run wild with it

  • Robert McKee
    Robert McKee 3 days ago +3

    Starting to undermine Itself????! Feminism has been undermining women and men for the last 50 years! 93% of women disagree with RADICAL Feminism but have done NOTHING to stop its destruction of society.

    • Entrenched Mgtow
      Entrenched Mgtow 2 days ago +1

      Exactly! The West is on a path to extinction and replacement.

  • Jeffrey KRUPA
    Jeffrey KRUPA 3 days ago +6

    So... some women are regretting their choices, huh?

  • Kyn Chan
    Kyn Chan 3 days ago

    In the past you would have to succeed to be rewarded. But today if you fail and your organization is not profitable you are rewarded. So the world is upside down. Now, if we measured a surgeon by how many people they managed to kill rather than how many they saved wouldn't that be more logical by the same analogy?

  • Ken Bellchambers
    Ken Bellchambers 3 days ago +5

    The only reason women are doing well is because they get ALL of the incentives. All men get is vile and cancerous crud. The tables are turning. Watch out women, you have wakened a sleeping giant. Too late to say you're sorry, far, far too late.

    • Entrenched Mgtow
      Entrenched Mgtow 2 days ago +1

      There are millions of Men who are MGTOW, but never advertise it.

    • Jeffrey KRUPA
      Jeffrey KRUPA 3 days ago +3

      100% !
      I've gone MGTOW ghost, and am leaving the women to Sharia.

  • The Pharaoh
    The Pharaoh 3 days ago

    Never understood how the most spoiled brats on earth can feel like victims..

  • 5stelle88
    5stelle88 3 days ago +3

    Feminism? You are joking. That's an illusion women build themselves to think they could do something without men. They can't do ANYTHING and they know it.

  • Lestat Angel
    Lestat Angel 3 days ago +1

    May 2019. The price to be paid for this stupidity of women is about to be exacted by men. We are going to set the clock back about 200 years. Watch.

  • Harrold Wheeler-Jr
    Harrold Wheeler-Jr 3 days ago

    Could not hear

  • Vampfan 75
    Vampfan 75 3 days ago

    Just to add a little clarity to the war statistic. Yes the war deaths are shocking higher for men, but that is based on soldiers. If you take civilian casualties into account women do rate a higher percentage than 1%.

    • Entrenched Mgtow
      Entrenched Mgtow 2 days ago

      The soldiers being killed are the husbands of the civilian women being killed, but Men as a gender alone de in war at an exponentially hire rate...PERIOD.

  • daniel audu
    daniel audu 3 days ago

    They call real men Misargonistic

  • SmallWonder86
    SmallWonder86 3 days ago +6

    MGTOW is the safest and most effective option, just pull the plug and stop playing the game.

    • Jeffrey KRUPA
      Jeffrey KRUPA 3 days ago +2

      No, MGTOW is the ONLY logical option for men in contemporary Western society.

  • Stephenhill Hill
    Stephenhill Hill 4 days ago +1

    Started about 20 years ago.

  • chetopuffs
    chetopuffs 4 days ago

    Who edited this?
    Where are the slides?

  • Michael Wise
    Michael Wise 4 days ago +8

    We all should invest in a MGTOW branded cat food.

    • kenny ross
      kenny ross 3 hours ago

      The stupidest idea of the year because women won’t buy it.

    • Aven Norfleet
      Aven Norfleet 2 days ago


  • RushiesBoots
    RushiesBoots 4 days ago +2


  • James Smith
    James Smith 4 days ago +1

    Take your best shot now that humanity is self-destructing in these last days. You will only manage to make it worse. It's been that way since Eve.

  • Davey H
    Davey H 4 days ago +5

    Not many comments from women, wonder why?

  • TheOneG36 జ్ఞ‌ా

    3. Wave? even the first was cancer like the second, there is clearly no difference. Getting the rights without the responsibility creates social decline, everywhere in the West this is easy to proof.

  • jonathan bacon
    jonathan bacon 5 days ago +3

    “Starting”? 🤡🌎

  • shalom kash
    shalom kash 5 days ago +2

    Women will be happy when the male species start going extinct.... then I’d see just how good they’d cope on their own

    • Nissa Irving
      Nissa Irving 5 days ago

      shalom kash I rather have soup. I could care less who makes the soup as long as the person knows what they are doing.

  • Steve Ryder
    Steve Ryder 5 days ago +6

    Men better wake up.

  • Steve Ryder
    Steve Ryder 5 days ago

    Perfect example she can’t even speak loud and clearly during a Ted talk. She is whispering and almost mumbling.

  • M R
    M R 5 days ago

    excellent talk.

  • Rahul M
    Rahul M 5 days ago

    They have undermine themselves long ago. Now they have gone beyong absurdity.

  • The MacSo
    The MacSo 6 days ago


  • Michael McDaniel
    Michael McDaniel 6 days ago

    I'm pro choice, as I believe in individual autonomy and from 50+ years of observation and study of humanity I wish my mother aborted my life so I could hold a higher opinion of the human race. That aside, I also believe in a person needing to be held accountable and responsible for abortion (circumstances and variables included, convenience being a concern akin to the murder it simply is). So good men are pragmatic and sensible in pursuing a worthy woman, and being met with such a creature enamored with her entitlement, inflated ideas of her self worth, arrogant, narcissistic and knowing she can kill a healthy human being without any accountability nor responsibility is very suspect and her sense of power egregious and worthy of no good man, who is loving, dedicated, hard working and respectful. Simple stuff. Good men respect their value as a good human being and aren't willing to settle for the multitudes of self absorbed, entitled, arrogant and loveless women that are abundantly around.

  • Joseph Ross
    Joseph Ross 6 days ago +2

    Nice words that won't change anything.

    • Joseph Ross
      Joseph Ross 3 days ago +1

      +Jeffrey KRUPA I agree.

    • Jeffrey KRUPA
      Jeffrey KRUPA 3 days ago +2

      No, but MGTOW will.
      Eventually it will change EVERYTHING.

  • James D.H.
    James D.H. 6 days ago

    You men need to stop with the victimhood, women have it far worst men are hateful to women.

    • Nissa Irving
      Nissa Irving 5 days ago

      James D.H. I wanted to mix it up this time. I figured leaving a soup comment in this thread was too early.

    • James D.H.
      James D.H. 5 days ago

      +Nissa Irving LoL 😆 I was kidding lol

    • Nissa Irving
      Nissa Irving 5 days ago

      James D.H. you are just adding to the hate fire with "you men".
      Men are hateful to men isn't the best way to follow up since the argument that women can be hateful to women is a decent counter argument.
      Yes, there are many men who are upset for various reasons because of feminism, and all that it umbrellas. Go right ahead and defend women if you want or not. However, patronizing anyone is a quick way to have someone not agree with you.

  • Baked Creations
    Baked Creations 6 days ago

    Starting to? Lolololol where have you guys been living? Under a rock?

    NOT SURE 6 days ago +2

    Feminism= a battle where only one side turned up to fight .

  • ericcoelho92
    ericcoelho92 6 days ago

    I'm sleeping

  • shinealight
    shinealight 6 days ago +2

    man who’s dated women, will tell you that the more you give them..the more they
    want…CENTURIES OLD ADAGE, That is how you explain # ME TOO and feminism…They
    will NEVER agree they have enough equality, they will ALWAYS want more …. Even when
    they already have MORE than equality…they have that… so what next?.... EQUITY NOT EQUALITY. I WANT WHAT MEN HAVE BUT WITHOUT

  • PoeticDreamerDesigns
    PoeticDreamerDesigns 6 days ago +1

    Metoo women will hate this video lol

    • Jeffrey KRUPA
      Jeffrey KRUPA 3 days ago +1

      Almost all women will choose to ignore it.
      But it doesn't matter anymore.

  • Shiirow
    Shiirow 6 days ago +1

    its not undermining itself, its showing its true colors for all the world to see.

  • Jim Johnson
    Jim Johnson 7 days ago

    “Competitive victim hood” it is a bad thing now that all the demographics caught on to what is going on?

  • Jose Carlo Bello
    Jose Carlo Bello 7 days ago

    Truer words were never spoken...

  • arcanerhythm lennon
    arcanerhythm lennon 7 days ago +1

    nice sentiments but I think the horse has already bolted on that one

  • Robert Walker
    Robert Walker 7 days ago +4

    This needed to have been said twenty years ago. Now, alas, it is too little, too late. Women are drunk on power and will stop at nothing to achieve absolute domination.

  • Rolo Gotnoballs
    Rolo Gotnoballs 7 days ago +1

    Not only that, its actively eating itself 🤔😂😂😂😂😂😂😎

  • Steve schatz
    Steve schatz 7 days ago +3

    Q- If a man hits a woman with his car whos fault is it?
    A- The mans, he shouldnt be driving in the kitchen

    • Nissa Irving
      Nissa Irving 5 days ago

      Steve schatz Legos and Hot Wheels toys could be played with just about anywhere else in the house.

  • Arcsecant
    Arcsecant 7 days ago +1

    Something terrible has happened to Western women. Driven from their homes to work for the tax dollar, they have they highest rate of abortion in the history of the world, the worst rate of marriage, and the highest divorce rate of any human group ever. They are living what would be a nightmare to any previous age.

    • Jeffrey KRUPA
      Jeffrey KRUPA 3 days ago +1

      They will get what they deserve.
      It's started already.
      I love it.

  • Richard Read
    Richard Read 7 days ago

    I am starting to notice that some of the guys are starting to not offer protection to women because of risk. There are religious extremists in Europe who target women, and some guys are saying they avoid helping. The media are telling women that men are a threat, and men will not protect someone who thinks he is the enemy. We are putting the brakes on the threats for now. We need to protect women even if they treat as a threat.

    • Benjamin Cruz
      Benjamin Cruz Day ago

      Richard Read I think it's true that men nowadays are reluctant to offer protection or assistance to western women. Many men avoid doing so because of the social and legal risks associated with such actions. However, I believe that men shouldn't feel any obligation to help women in the West either, except relatives and loved ones of course. Men are already funding the government which is tasked with protecting and assisting women through law enforcement and welfare programs. And the laws in western societies are heavily biased in favor of women as well. So in the West, women have everything they need to take responsibility for themselves and be held accountable for their decisions.

    • Nissa Irving
      Nissa Irving 5 days ago

      Richard Read interesting comment. A few weeks back I had watched a few videos mentioning this.

  • David Lamb
    David Lamb 7 days ago +2

    Equality for woman now supasses any mans level of equality in western society and has for decades....but still feminists whine: "patriarchy....toxic masculinity....wage gap....domestic violence"
    Woman are now toxic go MGTOW guys 👍

  • Mr_Glibb
    Mr_Glibb 7 days ago

    I really appreciate the willingness of TED to host talks from either side of even some of the most divisive issues.

  • GrassFedMeats
    GrassFedMeats 7 days ago

    1st wave feminists demanded men stand in the back at their first meeting in New York. It was always cancer.

  • Walker Mike
    Walker Mike 8 days ago +1

    MGTOW is the light.

  • Grater Flaw
    Grater Flaw 8 days ago +1

    We will see how equal we men and women are when society collapses.

    • Nissa Irving
      Nissa Irving 5 days ago

      Grater Flaw change is always fun in funny ways

  • marine corps
    marine corps 9 days ago

    Any fraudulent movement will always implode

  • Vasil Svolopoulos
    Vasil Svolopoulos 9 days ago +1

    "Self-confidence appears to be a trait lacking in women. Why is this? [Sic]"
    I don't know. Maybe this constant message that women are always victims no matter what they do?

  • Frederick Harms
    Frederick Harms 9 days ago

    The best decision you made is to cut back and spend more time with your children. Wether your a man or woman that’s important. Earn less have less and be there for your children. Important speech.

  • knotnick
    knotnick 9 days ago

    Brilliant speech. Sensible, well balanced and from the heart.

    BHISAO 9 days ago +1

    Modern Feminism is a cancer to the human race!!

  • Q U
    Q U 9 days ago +6

    They get their vaginas broken in by other men, work just enough so they don’t have to listen to a man...
    Any man who signs his life away to one of these selfish pigs is committing suicide.

  • Mark Davis
    Mark Davis 10 days ago +1

    Feminism is not a stand alone concept and lifestyle. If not supported by a certain percentage of the men it will eventually collapse. It takes the strength of the men to support a society. I wonder what the role of women will be in the be new society that rises from the ashes of this one?

  • Jamie A
    Jamie A 10 days ago +9

    I've seen more vids of women trying to change things back, and not men. Modern society wants men to stay away from women, quit helping them, quit showing preferential treatment, quit risking their own well being,.. So men are taking care of themselves instead.

  • Zippy_UK
    Zippy_UK 10 days ago +2

    All on point, but nobody (who counts) is listening.

  • Chris Munoz
    Chris Munoz 10 days ago +4

    I am 44 and retired , how you say. Sold my house and business's and travel. Never been married and have no children. I date a lot of young ladies but will never get married. Maybe if she is as successful as me and would gladly sign a prenuptial agreement. Equality for all.

    • Retired Manager
      Retired Manager 9 days ago +3

      I could have wrote that exact post, except you beat me by 5 years and my house is paid off and I live in it. $1200 a year in property taxes. Women can guilt me, complain I’m not working ... but I’m free. If I want to fly first class I can. If I want a car I’ll buy it. The half I could have spent on marriage, kids or divorce gave me freedom.

  • Dave Clarke
    Dave Clarke 10 days ago +4

    You have sons, madam speaker? Good luck. You'll need it. They'll need it.

  • Tim Shields
    Tim Shields 10 days ago +3

    what a fantastic woman! Her husband and children are very lucky people if she practices what she preaches

  • thenewapollo
    thenewapollo 10 days ago +1

    The "3" solutions still contain sexism.

  • AttilaThe Hun
    AttilaThe Hun 11 days ago +19

    I love it that she states ~5:30 that *she* decided to cut back on her hours to spend more time with her family. Must be nice. How many men do you think have that option? Tell me again how this *equality* stuff works.

    • nate
      nate Day ago

      lots of men do. it’s because she’s in an upper management position, not because she’s a woman. anyone of any gender lower in a company’s structure is going to have less freedom to make that choice.

    • Pichicha123
      Pichicha123 2 days ago +2

      Guy, she's her own boss. Any man in her position could choose to do this as well

    • tetrahedron in space
      tetrahedron in space 7 days ago

      AttilaThe Hun ... that’s precisely her point. She’s highlighting that she gets preferential treatment because of the modern brand of feminism instead of feminism’s original intent (whether you believe this was ever the goal or not): equality. Men don’t have this opportunity as often as women do, and she is troubled by this.

  • Federico Ironfed
    Federico Ironfed 11 days ago +1

    Feminism will collapse by itself because it goes against the natural biological empirical reality. In fact, the collapse is irreversible and started years ago but now it is evident because it has accelerated.

  • Akira
    Akira 11 days ago +59

    Feminism was never about equality, it was about power. This crazy train has no brakes. Thank you Cultural Marxism for dooming Western Civilization.

    • P3RF3CTD3ATH
      P3RF3CTD3ATH 4 days ago +1

      +Blue Robin Lol it was never intended. Women who owned property were able to vote. Women gained the right to vote shortly after men go the right to vote, that is men who didn't own property. Funny how this all turned out.

    • Blue Robin
      Blue Robin 5 days ago

      It started out well intended wave one and two now wejust waded through wave three and wave four is pure idiocy

  • Catalyst Hypnosis
    Catalyst Hypnosis 11 days ago +2

    Those sad eyes in the thumbnail say it all..

  • Mark King
    Mark King 12 days ago +1

    She was never seen again

  • Federico Ironfed
    Federico Ironfed 12 days ago +13

    I dont care, is no way back. Its over

    • kenny ross
      kenny ross 4 hours ago

      Federico Ironfed it’s not over, men are creative and has survived for 1000’s of years in much worse conditions so we will figure this out as well, watch!