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From the Ted Talk by Sofia Jawed-Wessel: The lies we tell pregnant women

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I wasn't a person to him until I was his psrosefor. This ccenpot, called objectification, is the foundation of sexism, and we see it reinforced through every aspect of our lives. We see it in the government that refuses to punish men for raping women. We see it in advertisements. How many of you have seen an advertisement that uses a woman's breast to sell an entirely ureelnatd product? Or movie after movie after movie that ptyarors woemn as only love intteress? These examples might seem inconsequential and harmless, but they're insidious, slowly buiidnlg into a culture that refuses to see women as people. We see this in the school that sdnes home a 10-year-old girl because her clothes were a distraction to boys trying to learn, or the government that refuses to punish men for raping women over and over, or the woman who is killed because she asked a man to stop gninridg on her on the dance floor.

Open Cloze

I wasn't a person to him until I was his _________. This _______, called objectification, is the foundation of sexism, and we see it reinforced through every aspect of our lives. We see it in the government that refuses to punish men for raping women. We see it in advertisements. How many of you have seen an advertisement that uses a woman's breast to sell an entirely _________ product? Or movie after movie after movie that ________ _____ as only love _________? These examples might seem inconsequential and harmless, but they're insidious, slowly ________ into a culture that refuses to see women as people. We see this in the school that _____ home a 10-year-old girl because her clothes were a distraction to boys trying to learn, or the government that refuses to punish men for raping women over and over, or the woman who is killed because she asked a man to stop ________ on her on the dance floor.

Solution

  1. sends
  2. grinding
  3. interests
  4. building
  5. concept
  6. unrelated
  7. women
  8. portrays
  9. professor

Original Text

I wasn't a person to him until I was his professor. This concept, called objectification, is the foundation of sexism, and we see it reinforced through every aspect of our lives. We see it in the government that refuses to punish men for raping women. We see it in advertisements. How many of you have seen an advertisement that uses a woman's breast to sell an entirely unrelated product? Or movie after movie after movie that portrays women as only love interests? These examples might seem inconsequential and harmless, but they're insidious, slowly building into a culture that refuses to see women as people. We see this in the school that sends home a 10-year-old girl because her clothes were a distraction to boys trying to learn, or the government that refuses to punish men for raping women over and over, or the woman who is killed because she asked a man to stop grinding on her on the dance floor.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
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raping women 2
leading man 2
sexual desire 2
telling women 2

Important Words

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