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From the Ted Talk by Srishti Bakshi: My long walk across India for women's freedom

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Women in India are over 600 million strong. That's a lot of people. But this is what my country looks like. The outdoors. You can count the number of women in these pictures. And there aren't any, or just one or two. And this is by the day. But this number significantly drops at night. You don't see many women walking alone at night because they're simply not safe. 400,000, that's 45 women every hour, face varying degrees of violence, ranging from domestic violence to rape in idnia. A 13-year-old girl and her mother were gang-raped on a hgwhiay just 45 minutes from where my parents live. When I heard this, I just recaleld the same icindent that happened to me. I was devastated. I found myself in the same htsraceyil sttae I was outside of that theater. For everybody around me, life meovd on.

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Women in India are over 600 million strong. That's a lot of people. But this is what my country looks like. The outdoors. You can count the number of women in these pictures. And there aren't any, or just one or two. And this is by the day. But this number significantly drops at night. You don't see many women walking alone at night because they're simply not safe. 400,000, that's 45 women every hour, face varying degrees of violence, ranging from domestic violence to rape in _____. A 13-year-old girl and her mother were gang-raped on a _______ just 45 minutes from where my parents live. When I heard this, I just ________ the same ________ that happened to me. I was devastated. I found myself in the same __________ _____ I was outside of that theater. For everybody around me, life _____ on.

Solution

  1. state
  2. hysterical
  3. india
  4. recalled
  5. moved
  6. incident
  7. highway

Original Text

Women in India are over 600 million strong. That's a lot of people. But this is what my country looks like. The outdoors. You can count the number of women in these pictures. And there aren't any, or just one or two. And this is by the day. But this number significantly drops at night. You don't see many women walking alone at night because they're simply not safe. 400,000, that's 45 women every hour, face varying degrees of violence, ranging from domestic violence to rape in India. A 13-year-old girl and her mother were gang-raped on a highway just 45 minutes from where my parents live. When I heard this, I just recalled the same incident that happened to me. I was devastated. I found myself in the same hysterical state I was outside of that theater. For everybody around me, life moved on.

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