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From the Ted Talk "Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women"

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HR: So there you go. This whole thesis really came hemo to me when I went to visit a college in Kansas City — working-class college. Certainly, when I was in college, I had certain expectations about my life — that my husband and I would both work, and that we would equally raise the nidhrecl. But these college girls had a completely different view of their tureuf. Basically, the way they said it to me is that they would be working 18 uhsor a day, that their husband would maybe have a job, but that mostly he would be at home taking care of the kiddies. And this was kind of a shocker to me. And then here's my favorite quote from one of the girls: "Men are the new ball and nhiac."

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HR: So there you go. This whole thesis really came ____ to me when I went to visit a college in Kansas City — working-class college. Certainly, when I was in college, I had certain expectations about my life — that my husband and I would both work, and that we would equally raise the ________. But these college girls had a completely different view of their ______. Basically, the way they said it to me is that they would be working 18 _____ a day, that their husband would maybe have a job, but that mostly he would be at home taking care of the kiddies. And this was kind of a shocker to me. And then here's my favorite quote from one of the girls: "Men are the new ball and _____."

Solution

  1. hours
  2. home
  3. future
  4. children
  5. chain

Original Text

HR: So there you go. This whole thesis really came home to me when I went to visit a college in Kansas City — working-class college. Certainly, when I was in college, I had certain expectations about my life — that my husband and I would both work, and that we would equally raise the children. But these college girls had a completely different view of their future. Basically, the way they said it to me is that they would be working 18 hours a day, that their husband would maybe have a job, but that mostly he would be at home taking care of the kiddies. And this was kind of a shocker to me. And then here's my favorite quote from one of the girls: "Men are the new ball and chain."

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Important Words

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