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"From the Ted Talk by Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood"

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When I akesd my daughter who her favorite character was in "Star Wars," do you know what she said? Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan knbeoi and Glinda. What do these two have in common? Maybe it's not just the sparkly dress. I think these people are experts. I think these are the two ppoele in the movie who know more than anybody else, and they love sharing their knowledge with other people to help them reach their potential. Now, they are leaders. I like that kind of quest for my daughter, and I like that kind of quest for my son. I want more quests like that. I want fewer quests where my son is told, "Go out and fgiht it alone," and more quests where he sees that it's his job to join a team, maybe a team led by women, to help other people become better and be better people, like the wzaird of Oz. Thank you.

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When I _____ my daughter who her favorite character was in "Star Wars," do you know what she said? Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan ______ and Glinda. What do these two have in common? Maybe it's not just the sparkly dress. I think these people are experts. I think these are the two ______ in the movie who know more than anybody else, and they love sharing their knowledge with other people to help them reach their potential. Now, they are leaders. I like that kind of quest for my daughter, and I like that kind of quest for my son. I want more quests like that. I want fewer quests where my son is told, "Go out and _____ it alone," and more quests where he sees that it's his job to join a team, maybe a team led by women, to help other people become better and be better people, like the ______ of Oz. Thank you.

Solution

  1. fight
  2. wizard
  3. kenobi
  4. asked
  5. people

Original Text

When I asked my daughter who her favorite character was in "Star Wars," do you know what she said? Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan Kenobi and Glinda. What do these two have in common? Maybe it's not just the sparkly dress. I think these people are experts. I think these are the two people in the movie who know more than anybody else, and they love sharing their knowledge with other people to help them reach their potential. Now, they are leaders. I like that kind of quest for my daughter, and I like that kind of quest for my son. I want more quests like that. I want fewer quests where my son is told, "Go out and fight it alone," and more quests where he sees that it's his job to join a team, maybe a team led by women, to help other people become better and be better people, like the Wizard of Oz. Thank you.

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Important Words

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  33. women