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From the Ted Talk by Nina Dølvik Brochmann and Ellen Støkken Dahl: The virginity fraud

Unscramble the Blue Letters

NDB: Like most myths, the myths about the hymen are untrue. There is no virgin seal that magically disappears after sex, and half of viirngs can easily have sex without bleeding. We wish we could say that by removing these myths, everything would be OK, that shame, harm and honor killings would all just despaiapr. But of course, it's not that smilpe. Sexual opspoisern of women comes from something much deeper than a simple anatomical misunderstanding about the properties of the hymen. It's a question of cultural and religious cnoortl of women's sexuality. And that is much hderar to change. But we must try.

Open Cloze

NDB: Like most myths, the myths about the hymen are untrue. There is no virgin seal that magically disappears after sex, and half of _______ can easily have sex without bleeding. We wish we could say that by removing these myths, everything would be OK, that shame, harm and honor killings would all just _________. But of course, it's not that ______. Sexual __________ of women comes from something much deeper than a simple anatomical misunderstanding about the properties of the hymen. It's a question of cultural and religious _______ of women's sexuality. And that is much ______ to change. But we must try.

Solution

  1. disappear
  2. harder
  3. oppression
  4. virgins
  5. simple
  6. control

Original Text

NDB: Like most myths, the myths about the hymen are untrue. There is no virgin seal that magically disappears after sex, and half of virgins can easily have sex without bleeding. We wish we could say that by removing these myths, everything would be OK, that shame, harm and honor killings would all just disappear. But of course, it's not that simple. Sexual oppression of women comes from something much deeper than a simple anatomical misunderstanding about the properties of the hymen. It's a question of cultural and religious control of women's sexuality. And that is much harder to change. But we must try.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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anatomical misunderstanding 2
honor killings 2

Important Words

  1. anatomical
  2. bleeding
  3. change
  4. control
  5. cultural
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  7. disappear
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  10. harder
  11. harm
  12. honor
  13. hymen
  14. killings
  15. magically
  16. misunderstanding
  17. myths
  18. oppression
  19. properties
  20. question
  21. religious
  22. removing
  23. seal
  24. sex
  25. sexual
  26. sexuality
  27. shame
  28. simple
  29. untrue
  30. virgin
  31. virgins
  32. women