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From the Ted Talk by Ione Wells: How we talk about sexual assault online

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The start, I think, is to ask ourselves two things. Firstly: Why do I feel this ijtcniuse? In my case, there were several awesrns to this. Someone had hurt me and those who I loved, under the atpoiusmsn they wouldn't have to be held to account or recognize the damage they had caused. Not only that, but thousands of men and women suffer every day from sexual abuse, often in silence, yet it's still a ploebrm we don't give the same airtime to as other issues. It's still an issue many people blame victims for.

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The start, I think, is to ask ourselves two things. Firstly: Why do I feel this _________? In my case, there were several _______ to this. Someone had hurt me and those who I loved, under the __________ they wouldn't have to be held to account or recognize the damage they had caused. Not only that, but thousands of men and women suffer every day from sexual abuse, often in silence, yet it's still a _______ we don't give the same airtime to as other issues. It's still an issue many people blame victims for.

Solution

  1. problem
  2. assumption
  3. answers
  4. injustice

Original Text

The start, I think, is to ask ourselves two things. Firstly: Why do I feel this injustice? In my case, there were several answers to this. Someone had hurt me and those who I loved, under the assumption they wouldn't have to be held to account or recognize the damage they had caused. Not only that, but thousands of men and women suffer every day from sexual abuse, often in silence, yet it's still a problem we don't give the same airtime to as other issues. It's still an issue many people blame victims for.

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Important Words

  1. abuse
  2. account
  3. airtime
  4. answers
  5. assumption
  6. blame
  7. case
  8. caused
  9. damage
  10. day
  11. feel
  12. give
  13. held
  14. hurt
  15. injustice
  16. issue
  17. issues
  18. loved
  19. men
  20. people
  21. problem
  22. recognize
  23. sexual
  24. silence
  25. start
  26. suffer
  27. thousands
  28. victims
  29. women