I am so excited to share this video with you guys and hear your opinions on it! I’ve seen it a few times since it came out on TED, and it brings happy tears to my eyes every time. Tiq and Kim’s love and happiness is so tangible to me, even through a screen. In so many ways, they are just an ordinary couple that loves, fights, struggles, and perseveres.
Learn the key phrases!
Let’s check the main ideas!
- What is the golden rule about?
The golden rule is about treating other people the exact same way we’d like to be treated.
- What is their main goal?
Their main goal is to raise awareness of the LGBTQ+ community problems.
- Are there any toxic privileges that come with being a man?
There are many toxic privileges that come with being a man. For example, you always have to be the “strong” and “brave” one.
I think that…
Share your thoughts!
What do you think about Kim’s rebuttal to “The Golden Rule”? Do you agree or disagree, and why? (Reminder: “The Golden Rule” states that we should treat others the way we want to be treated. Kim says that we should treat people the way that they want to be treated.)
For many people, Kim and Tiq don’t have a “conventional” relationship because of Kim’s sexuality, Tiq’s gender, how quickly they got married, etc. In what ways is their relationship “conventional” according to your understanding of relationships?
What does your gender identity and sexuality mean to you? Did this video change the way you look at gender in any way?
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