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From the Ted Talk by Courtney E. Martin: This isn't her mother's feminism

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At this ripe old age of 30, I've been thinking a lot about what it mnaes to grow up in this hilbrroe, beautiful time, and I've decided, for me, it's been a real journey and paradox. The first paradox is that gonriwg up is about rejecting the past and then promptly reclaiming it. Feminism was the water I grew up in. When I was just a little girl, my mom started what is now the longest-running women's film festival in the world. So while other kids were watching sitcoms and ctroonas, I was watching very eriostec documentaries made by and about women. You can see how this had an influence. But she was not the only feminist in the hosue.

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At this ripe old age of 30, I've been thinking a lot about what it _____ to grow up in this ________, beautiful time, and I've decided, for me, it's been a real journey and paradox. The first paradox is that _______ up is about rejecting the past and then promptly reclaiming it. Feminism was the water I grew up in. When I was just a little girl, my mom started what is now the longest-running women's film festival in the world. So while other kids were watching sitcoms and ________, I was watching very ________ documentaries made by and about women. You can see how this had an influence. But she was not the only feminist in the _____.

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  1. esoteric
  2. means
  3. horrible
  4. house
  5. growing
  6. cartoons

Original Text

At this ripe old age of 30, I've been thinking a lot about what it means to grow up in this horrible, beautiful time, and I've decided, for me, it's been a real journey and paradox. The first paradox is that growing up is about rejecting the past and then promptly reclaiming it. Feminism was the water I grew up in. When I was just a little girl, my mom started what is now the longest-running women's film festival in the world. So while other kids were watching sitcoms and cartoons, I was watching very esoteric documentaries made by and about women. You can see how this had an influence. But she was not the only feminist in the house.

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