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From the Ted Talk by Chelsea Shields: How I'm working for change inside my church

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I never accepted being excluded because I was a waomn, except in my religion. Throughout all of that time, I was a part of a very patriarchal orthodox Mormon religion. I grew up in an enormously traditional family. I have eight sniiglbs, a stay-at-home mother. My father's actually a religious leader in the cuonmtmiy. And I grew up in a world believing that my worth and my sdntaing was in keeping these rules that I'd known my whole life. You get married a vigirn, you never drink alcohol, you don't smoke, you always do service, you're a good kid. Some of the rules we had were strict, but you followed the rules because you loved the ppleoe and you loved the religion and you believed.

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I never accepted being excluded because I was a _____, except in my religion. Throughout all of that time, I was a part of a very patriarchal orthodox Mormon religion. I grew up in an enormously traditional family. I have eight ________, a stay-at-home mother. My father's actually a religious leader in the _________. And I grew up in a world believing that my worth and my ________ was in keeping these rules that I'd known my whole life. You get married a ______, you never drink alcohol, you don't smoke, you always do service, you're a good kid. Some of the rules we had were strict, but you followed the rules because you loved the ______ and you loved the religion and you believed.

Solution

  1. standing
  2. virgin
  3. community
  4. people
  5. siblings
  6. woman

Original Text

I never accepted being excluded because I was a woman, except in my religion. Throughout all of that time, I was a part of a very patriarchal orthodox Mormon religion. I grew up in an enormously traditional family. I have eight siblings, a stay-at-home mother. My father's actually a religious leader in the community. And I grew up in a world believing that my worth and my standing was in keeping these rules that I'd known my whole life. You get married a virgin, you never drink alcohol, you don't smoke, you always do service, you're a good kid. Some of the rules we had were strict, but you followed the rules because you loved the people and you loved the religion and you believed.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
equal rights 3
gender inequality 2

Important Words

  1. accepted
  2. alcohol
  3. believed
  4. believing
  5. community
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  7. enormously
  8. excluded
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  13. kid
  14. leader
  15. life
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  17. married
  18. mormon
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  20. orthodox
  21. part
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  24. religion
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  26. rules
  27. service
  28. siblings
  29. smoke
  30. standing
  31. strict
  32. time
  33. traditional
  34. virgin
  35. woman
  36. world
  37. worth