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"From the Ted Talk by Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women"

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So for a long time in the economic sphere, we've lived with the term "glass ceiling." Now I've never really liked this term. For one thing, it puts men and women in a really antagonistic relationship with one another, because the men are these devious tirrkstces up there who've put up this glass ceiling. And we're always below the glass ceiling, the women. And we have a lot of skill and epienxerce, but it's a tcirk, so how are you supposed to prepare to get through that glsas ceiling? And also, "shattering the glass ceiling" is a terrible phrase. What czary person would pop their head through a glass cieling?

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So for a long time in the economic sphere, we've lived with the term "glass ceiling." Now I've never really liked this term. For one thing, it puts men and women in a really antagonistic relationship with one another, because the men are these devious __________ up there who've put up this glass ceiling. And we're always below the glass ceiling, the women. And we have a lot of skill and __________, but it's a _____, so how are you supposed to prepare to get through that _____ ceiling? And also, "shattering the glass ceiling" is a terrible phrase. What _____ person would pop their head through a glass _______?

Solution

  1. ceiling
  2. tricksters
  3. experience
  4. trick
  5. crazy
  6. glass

Original Text

So for a long time in the economic sphere, we've lived with the term "glass ceiling." Now I've never really liked this term. For one thing, it puts men and women in a really antagonistic relationship with one another, because the men are these devious tricksters up there who've put up this glass ceiling. And we're always below the glass ceiling, the women. And we have a lot of skill and experience, but it's a trick, so how are you supposed to prepare to get through that glass ceiling? And also, "shattering the glass ceiling" is a terrible phrase. What crazy person would pop their head through a glass ceiling?

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