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From the Ted Talk by Eve Ensler: The profound power of an authentic apology

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The apology I wrote — I learned something about a different lens we have to look through to understand the problem of men's violence that I and one billion other women have survived. We often turn to punishment first. It's our first instinct, but actually, although pmeinsunht sometimes is etfeicfve, on its own, it is not enough. My father punished me. I was shut down, and I was broken. I think punishment hderans us, but it doesn't teach us. huoitmailin is not revelation. We actually need to cratee a process that may involve punishment, whereby we open a doorway where men can actually become something and someone else.

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The apology I wrote — I learned something about a different lens we have to look through to understand the problem of men's violence that I and one billion other women have survived. We often turn to punishment first. It's our first instinct, but actually, although __________ sometimes is _________, on its own, it is not enough. My father punished me. I was shut down, and I was broken. I think punishment _______ us, but it doesn't teach us. ___________ is not revelation. We actually need to ______ a process that may involve punishment, whereby we open a doorway where men can actually become something and someone else.

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  1. hardens
  2. humiliation
  3. punishment
  4. create
  5. effective

Original Text

The apology I wrote — I learned something about a different lens we have to look through to understand the problem of men's violence that I and one billion other women have survived. We often turn to punishment first. It's our first instinct, but actually, although punishment sometimes is effective, on its own, it is not enough. My father punished me. I was shut down, and I was broken. I think punishment hardens us, but it doesn't teach us. Humiliation is not revelation. We actually need to create a process that may involve punishment, whereby we open a doorway where men can actually become something and someone else.

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