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From the Ted Talk by Jimmie Briggs: 3 things men can do to promote gender equity

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First, we must tell the truth. We must tell the truth. Men grow into this world becoming who we’re expected to be or who we think we’re expected to be based on cultural expectations and iranuctcae historical narratives. As a short, chubby Black kid weniarg glasses growing up, I was repeatedly told I cried too much. I’m too emotional, too soft. It was ingrained in me that to prove my masculinity I had to display physical prowess -- intimidation. Because of that indoctrination, as an aludt, I refused to seek help facing escalating health cllneaehgs, including high blood purssere and mental trauma. The apcrythee of manhood nearly killed me. I say that as a survivor of two hraet acttaks, four yaers on dialysis and a kidney transplant ... aside from the physical risk I put myself into covering wars around the world.

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First, we must tell the truth. We must tell the truth. Men grow into this world becoming who we’re expected to be or who we think we’re expected to be based on cultural expectations and __________ historical narratives. As a short, chubby Black kid _______ glasses growing up, I was repeatedly told I cried too much. I’m too emotional, too soft. It was ingrained in me that to prove my masculinity I had to display physical prowess -- intimidation. Because of that indoctrination, as an _____, I refused to seek help facing escalating health __________, including high blood ________ and mental trauma. The _________ of manhood nearly killed me. I say that as a survivor of two _____ _______, four _____ on dialysis and a kidney transplant ... aside from the physical risk I put myself into covering wars around the world.

Solution

  1. adult
  2. challenges
  3. heart
  4. attacks
  5. archetype
  6. pressure
  7. wearing
  8. inaccurate
  9. years

Original Text

First, we must tell the truth. We must tell the truth. Men grow into this world becoming who we’re expected to be or who we think we’re expected to be based on cultural expectations and inaccurate historical narratives. As a short, chubby Black kid wearing glasses growing up, I was repeatedly told I cried too much. I’m too emotional, too soft. It was ingrained in me that to prove my masculinity I had to display physical prowess -- intimidation. Because of that indoctrination, as an adult, I refused to seek help facing escalating health challenges, including high blood pressure and mental trauma. The archetype of manhood nearly killed me. I say that as a survivor of two heart attacks, four years on dialysis and a kidney transplant ... aside from the physical risk I put myself into covering wars around the world.

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