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From the Ted Talk by Deepa Narayan: 7 beliefs that can silence women -- and how to unlearn them

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Habit six: Duty over drsiee. Muskan gave a very long definition of a good girl, and she's only 15. "She is kind, gtlnee, polite, loving, caring, truthful, odbneeit, respects elders, helps everyone unconditionally, and is good to others and ffullils duty." tnirig, isn't it. By the time you fulfill duty, whatever little desire is left is also lost. And when sacrificing mothers have nothing left to say except talk about food — "Have you eaetn? Khana kha liya? What will you eat?" — men like Saurabh, who is 24, call them "boring." A woman becomes a rsudeie.

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Habit six: Duty over ______. Muskan gave a very long definition of a good girl, and she's only 15. "She is kind, ______, polite, loving, caring, truthful, ________, respects elders, helps everyone unconditionally, and is good to others and ________ duty." ______, isn't it. By the time you fulfill duty, whatever little desire is left is also lost. And when sacrificing mothers have nothing left to say except talk about food — "Have you _____? Khana kha liya? What will you eat?" — men like Saurabh, who is 24, call them "boring." A woman becomes a _______.

Solution

  1. desire
  2. tiring
  3. obedient
  4. eaten
  5. gentle
  6. fulfills
  7. residue

Original Text

Habit six: Duty over desire. Muskan gave a very long definition of a good girl, and she's only 15. "She is kind, gentle, polite, loving, caring, truthful, obedient, respects elders, helps everyone unconditionally, and is good to others and fulfills duty." Tiring, isn't it. By the time you fulfill duty, whatever little desire is left is also lost. And when sacrificing mothers have nothing left to say except talk about food — "Have you eaten? Khana kha liya? What will you eat?" — men like Saurabh, who is 24, call them "boring." A woman becomes a residue.

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Important Words

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