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From the Ted Talk "Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception"

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Oftentimes I get into very interesting discussions with reporters who say to me, "Gayle, these are great _______, but you're really writing about the exceptions." Now that makes me pause for just a ______ reasons. First of all, for exceptions, there are a lot of them and they're important. Secondly, when we talk about men who are succeeding, we rightly consider them icons or pioneers or __________ to be ________. And when we ____ about women, they are either exceptions to be dismissed or ___________ to be ignored. And finally, there is no society anywhere in all the world that is not changed except by its most exceptional. So why wouldn't we celebrate and elevate these change makers and job creators rather than overlook them?

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  1. emulated
  2. couple
  3. stories
  4. innovators
  5. talk
  6. aberrations

Original Text

Oftentimes I get into very interesting discussions with reporters who say to me, "Gayle, these are great stories, but you're really writing about the exceptions." Now that makes me pause for just a couple reasons. First of all, for exceptions, there are a lot of them and they're important. Secondly, when we talk about men who are succeeding, we rightly consider them icons or pioneers or innovators to be emulated. And when we talk about women, they are either exceptions to be dismissed or aberrations to be ignored. And finally, there is no society anywhere in all the world that is not changed except by its most exceptional. So why wouldn't we celebrate and elevate these change makers and job creators rather than overlook them?

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