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From the Ted Talk by Jackson Katz: Violence against women -- it's a men's issue

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And let me illustrate that confusion by way of analogy. So let's talk for a moment about race. In the US, when we hear the word "race," a lot of people think that manes African-American, Latino, Asian-American, nvaite American, South aaisn, Pacific Islander, on and on. A lot of people, when they hear the word "sexual orientation" think it means gay, lesbian, bisexual. And a lot of people, when they hear the word "gender," think it means women. In each case, the dmnonait group doesn't get paid aotietntn to. As if white people don't have some sort of racial identity or belong to some racial cteoargy or construct, as if heterosexual people don't have a sexual orientation, as if men don't have a gender. This is one of the ways that dominant systems maintain and rdcueopre themselves, which is to say the dominant group is rarely challenged to even think about its dominance, because that's one of the key characteristics of pewor and pviglriee, the ability to go unexamined, lacking introspection, in fact being reredned iibvlsine, in large measure, in the discourse about issues that are primarily about us. And this is anzimag how this works in domestic and sexual vocnleie, how men have been largely erased from so much of the conversation about a subject that is centrally about men.

Open Cloze

And let me illustrate that confusion by way of analogy. So let's talk for a moment about race. In the US, when we hear the word "race," a lot of people think that _____ African-American, Latino, Asian-American, ______ American, South _____, Pacific Islander, on and on. A lot of people, when they hear the word "sexual orientation" think it means gay, lesbian, bisexual. And a lot of people, when they hear the word "gender," think it means women. In each case, the ________ group doesn't get paid _________ to. As if white people don't have some sort of racial identity or belong to some racial ________ or construct, as if heterosexual people don't have a sexual orientation, as if men don't have a gender. This is one of the ways that dominant systems maintain and _________ themselves, which is to say the dominant group is rarely challenged to even think about its dominance, because that's one of the key characteristics of _____ and _________, the ability to go unexamined, lacking introspection, in fact being ________ _________, in large measure, in the discourse about issues that are primarily about us. And this is _______ how this works in domestic and sexual ________, how men have been largely erased from so much of the conversation about a subject that is centrally about men.

Solution

  1. category
  2. means
  3. invisible
  4. privilege
  5. rendered
  6. reproduce
  7. attention
  8. dominant
  9. native
  10. amazing
  11. violence
  12. asian
  13. power

Original Text

And let me illustrate that confusion by way of analogy. So let's talk for a moment about race. In the US, when we hear the word "race," a lot of people think that means African-American, Latino, Asian-American, Native American, South Asian, Pacific Islander, on and on. A lot of people, when they hear the word "sexual orientation" think it means gay, lesbian, bisexual. And a lot of people, when they hear the word "gender," think it means women. In each case, the dominant group doesn't get paid attention to. As if white people don't have some sort of racial identity or belong to some racial category or construct, as if heterosexual people don't have a sexual orientation, as if men don't have a gender. This is one of the ways that dominant systems maintain and reproduce themselves, which is to say the dominant group is rarely challenged to even think about its dominance, because that's one of the key characteristics of power and privilege, the ability to go unexamined, lacking introspection, in fact being rendered invisible, in large measure, in the discourse about issues that are primarily about us. And this is amazing how this works in domestic and sexual violence, how men have been largely erased from so much of the conversation about a subject that is centrally about men.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
adult men 4
peer culture 4
sensitivity training 4
penn state 3
young men 3
care deeply 3
bystander approach 3
white person 3
awful lot 3
sexual abuse 2
good men 2
dominant group 2
white people 2
heterosexual people 2
domestic violence 2
sexual violence 2
cognitive structure 2
men rape 2
produce abusive 2
produces men 2
male victims 2
male culture 2
work extensively 2

Important Words

  1. ability
  2. amazing
  3. american
  4. analogy
  5. asian
  6. attention
  7. belong
  8. bisexual
  9. case
  10. category
  11. centrally
  12. challenged
  13. characteristics
  14. confusion
  15. construct
  16. conversation
  17. discourse
  18. domestic
  19. dominance
  20. dominant
  21. erased
  22. fact
  23. gay
  24. gender
  25. group
  26. hear
  27. heterosexual
  28. identity
  29. illustrate
  30. introspection
  31. invisible
  32. islander
  33. issues
  34. key
  35. lacking
  36. large
  37. largely
  38. latino
  39. lesbian
  40. lot
  41. maintain
  42. means
  43. measure
  44. men
  45. moment
  46. native
  47. orientation
  48. pacific
  49. paid
  50. people
  51. power
  52. primarily
  53. privilege
  54. race
  55. racial
  56. rarely
  57. rendered
  58. reproduce
  59. sexual
  60. sort
  61. south
  62. subject
  63. systems
  64. talk
  65. unexamined
  66. violence
  67. ways
  68. white
  69. women
  70. word
  71. works