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From the Ted Talk by Pat Mitchell: Dangerous times call for dangerous women

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Now, what do I mean by this? I don't mean being feared. It's not that kind of dangerous. But I do mean being more fearless. I mean speaking the truth when silence is a lot safer. I mean speaking up in rooms for those who aren't present, especially those rooms where decisions are made about our lives and our bedios. We need to be in those rooms, showing up for one another, challenging the cultural construct that encourages us, especially women and girls, to coetmpe, compare, criticize. We have to end this. And spineakg out against the policies and the politics that divide us and diminish our collective poewr as a global community of women, and the men and the alleis who stnad with us.

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Now, what do I mean by this? I don't mean being feared. It's not that kind of dangerous. But I do mean being more fearless. I mean speaking the truth when silence is a lot safer. I mean speaking up in rooms for those who aren't present, especially those rooms where decisions are made about our lives and our ______. We need to be in those rooms, showing up for one another, challenging the cultural construct that encourages us, especially women and girls, to _______, compare, criticize. We have to end this. And ________ out against the policies and the politics that divide us and diminish our collective _____ as a global community of women, and the men and the ______ who _____ with us.

Solution

  1. bodies
  2. allies
  3. stand
  4. power
  5. compete
  6. speaking

Original Text

Now, what do I mean by this? I don't mean being feared. It's not that kind of dangerous. But I do mean being more fearless. I mean speaking the truth when silence is a lot safer. I mean speaking up in rooms for those who aren't present, especially those rooms where decisions are made about our lives and our bodies. We need to be in those rooms, showing up for one another, challenging the cultural construct that encourages us, especially women and girls, to compete, compare, criticize. We have to end this. And speaking out against the policies and the politics that divide us and diminish our collective power as a global community of women, and the men and the allies who stand with us.

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Important Words

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  31. silence
  32. speaking
  33. stand
  34. truth
  35. women