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From the Ted Talk by Emily Quinn: The way we think about biological sex is wrong

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One of the ways I'm doing that is by creating a genderless puberty guidebook that can tceah kids about their bodies as they grow up. Not their girl bodies or their boy bodies — just their bodies. We often plcae uesrtainlic expectations on the things that our bodies do that are outside of our control. I mean, if one man can grow a full, lurxuouis, hipster beard, and the other can only grow a few mustache hairs, what does that mean about who they are as men? Nothing. It literally, most likely, just means that their hair follicles respond to tottnsreoese in different ways. Yet, how many times have you haerd a man ashamed about something like this?

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One of the ways I'm doing that is by creating a genderless puberty guidebook that can _____ kids about their bodies as they grow up. Not their girl bodies or their boy bodies — just their bodies. We often _____ ___________ expectations on the things that our bodies do that are outside of our control. I mean, if one man can grow a full, _________, hipster beard, and the other can only grow a few mustache hairs, what does that mean about who they are as men? Nothing. It literally, most likely, just means that their hair follicles respond to ____________ in different ways. Yet, how many times have you _____ a man ashamed about something like this?

Solution

  1. unrealistic
  2. testosterone
  3. luxurious
  4. teach
  5. place
  6. heard

Original Text

One of the ways I'm doing that is by creating a genderless puberty guidebook that can teach kids about their bodies as they grow up. Not their girl bodies or their boy bodies — just their bodies. We often place unrealistic expectations on the things that our bodies do that are outside of our control. I mean, if one man can grow a full, luxurious, hipster beard, and the other can only grow a few mustache hairs, what does that mean about who they are as men? Nothing. It literally, most likely, just means that their hair follicles respond to testosterone in different ways. Yet, how many times have you heard a man ashamed about something like this?

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