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From the Ted Talk "Jessica Shortall: The US needs paid family leave -- for the sake of its future"

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hoceic number two says that women are choosing to have babies, so women alone should bear the cneoqssceune of those choices. You know, that's one of those things that when you hear it in ssngapi, can sound orcretc. I didn't make you have a baby. I certainly wasn't there when that happened. But that stance ignores a umandaentfl urhtt, which is that our procreation on a national scale is not optional. The babies that women, many of them working women, are having today, will one day fill our workforce, protect our shores, make up our tax base. Our procreation on a national lcaes is not optional. These aren't choices. We need women to work. We need working women to have babies. So we should make doing those things at the same time at least palatable, right?

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______ number two says that women are choosing to have babies, so women alone should bear the ____________ of those choices. You know, that's one of those things that when you hear it in _______, can sound _______. I didn't make you have a baby. I certainly wasn't there when that happened. But that stance ignores a ___________ _____, which is that our procreation on a national scale is not optional. The babies that women, many of them working women, are having today, will one day fill our workforce, protect our shores, make up our tax base. Our procreation on a national _____ is not optional. These aren't choices. We need women to work. We need working women to have babies. So we should make doing those things at the same time at least palatable, right?

Solution

  1. scale
  2. fundamental
  3. consequences
  4. choice
  5. truth
  6. passing
  7. correct

Original Text

Choice number two says that women are choosing to have babies, so women alone should bear the consequences of those choices. You know, that's one of those things that when you hear it in passing, can sound correct. I didn't make you have a baby. I certainly wasn't there when that happened. But that stance ignores a fundamental truth, which is that our procreation on a national scale is not optional. The babies that women, many of them working women, are having today, will one day fill our workforce, protect our shores, make up our tax base. Our procreation on a national scale is not optional. These aren't choices. We need women to work. We need working women to have babies. So we should make doing those things at the same time at least palatable, right?

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working mother 5
paid leave 5
working women 4
unpaid leave 3
national paid 3

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national paid leave 3

Important Words

  1. babies
  2. baby
  3. base
  4. bear
  5. choice
  6. choices
  7. choosing
  8. consequences
  9. correct
  10. day
  11. fill
  12. fundamental
  13. happened
  14. hear
  15. ignores
  16. national
  17. number
  18. optional
  19. palatable
  20. passing
  21. procreation
  22. protect
  23. scale
  24. shores
  25. sound
  26. stance
  27. tax
  28. time
  29. today
  30. truth
  31. women
  32. work
  33. workforce
  34. working