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From the Ted Talk by Khadija Gbla: My mother’s strange definition of empowerment

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So I came home once again and said to my mom, "Dolly and Girlfriend said I deserve pleasure, that I should be having orgasms, and that whtie men should figure out how to find the clitoris." Apparently, white men have a preolbm finding the clitoris. (Laughter) Just saying, it wasn't me. It was Dolly that said that. And I tughhot to myself, I had an inner joke in my head that said, "I will marry a white man. He won't have that problem with me." (Laughter) So I said to my mom, "Dolly and Girlfriend said I deserve pleasure, and do you know what you have taken away from me, what you have denied me? You have invaded me in the most sacred way. I want psleuare. I want to get horny, dammit, as well." And she said to me, "Who is dlloy and gnfelriird? Are they your new friends, Khadija?" I was like, "No, they're not. That's a magazine, mom, a maazigne."

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So I came home once again and said to my mom, "Dolly and Girlfriend said I deserve pleasure, that I should be having orgasms, and that _____ men should figure out how to find the clitoris." Apparently, white men have a _______ finding the clitoris. (Laughter) Just saying, it wasn't me. It was Dolly that said that. And I _______ to myself, I had an inner joke in my head that said, "I will marry a white man. He won't have that problem with me." (Laughter) So I said to my mom, "Dolly and Girlfriend said I deserve pleasure, and do you know what you have taken away from me, what you have denied me? You have invaded me in the most sacred way. I want ________. I want to get horny, dammit, as well." And she said to me, "Who is _____ and __________? Are they your new friends, Khadija?" I was like, "No, they're not. That's a magazine, mom, a ________."

Solution

  1. girlfriend
  2. pleasure
  3. thought
  4. white
  5. problem
  6. dolly
  7. magazine

Original Text

So I came home once again and said to my mom, "Dolly and Girlfriend said I deserve pleasure, that I should be having orgasms, and that white men should figure out how to find the clitoris." Apparently, white men have a problem finding the clitoris. (Laughter) Just saying, it wasn't me. It was Dolly that said that. And I thought to myself, I had an inner joke in my head that said, "I will marry a white man. He won't have that problem with me." (Laughter) So I said to my mom, "Dolly and Girlfriend said I deserve pleasure, and do you know what you have taken away from me, what you have denied me? You have invaded me in the most sacred way. I want pleasure. I want to get horny, dammit, as well." And she said to me, "Who is Dolly and Girlfriend? Are they your new friends, Khadija?" I was like, "No, they're not. That's a magazine, mom, a magazine."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. apparently
  2. clitoris
  3. dammit
  4. denied
  5. deserve
  6. dolly
  7. figure
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  10. friends
  11. girlfriend
  12. head
  13. home
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  17. khadija
  18. laughter
  19. magazine
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  23. mom
  24. orgasms
  25. pleasure
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  27. sacred
  28. thought
  29. white