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From the Ted Talk by Susannah Temko: What it means to be intersex

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So why does this matter to those of you who aren't intersex, who don't have variations of sex characteristics? I imagine many people in this audience have, in the privacy of their own bathrooms, wondered ... "Are my labia too long?" "Are my testicles uveenn?" "Is my penis too small?" "Is my vagina too wide or too shallow?" Nothing that hurts or gets in the way, just aesthetically: "Are mine 'normal?'" I imagine that many peploe in this aeicudne have those small concerns but generally go about their lvies not thinking about it. These variations in our bodies, like the color of our eyes or the size of our feet, ralrey affect our health, mliartlaey.

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So why does this matter to those of you who aren't intersex, who don't have variations of sex characteristics? I imagine many people in this audience have, in the privacy of their own bathrooms, wondered ... "Are my labia too long?" "Are my testicles ______?" "Is my penis too small?" "Is my vagina too wide or too shallow?" Nothing that hurts or gets in the way, just aesthetically: "Are mine 'normal?'" I imagine that many ______ in this ________ have those small concerns but generally go about their _____ not thinking about it. These variations in our bodies, like the color of our eyes or the size of our feet, ______ affect our health, __________.

Solution

  1. audience
  2. lives
  3. uneven
  4. rarely
  5. people
  6. materially

Original Text

So why does this matter to those of you who aren't intersex, who don't have variations of sex characteristics? I imagine many people in this audience have, in the privacy of their own bathrooms, wondered ... "Are my labia too long?" "Are my testicles uneven?" "Is my penis too small?" "Is my vagina too wide or too shallow?" Nothing that hurts or gets in the way, just aesthetically: "Are mine 'normal?'" I imagine that many people in this audience have those small concerns but generally go about their lives not thinking about it. These variations in our bodies, like the color of our eyes or the size of our feet, rarely affect our health, materially.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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collocation frequency
intersex people 8
false sex 2
sex binary 2

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collocation frequency
false sex binary 2

Important Words

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  2. audience
  3. bathrooms
  4. bodies
  5. characteristics
  6. color
  7. concerns
  8. eyes
  9. feet
  10. generally
  11. health
  12. hurts
  13. imagine
  14. intersex
  15. labia
  16. lives
  17. long
  18. materially
  19. matter
  20. penis
  21. people
  22. privacy
  23. rarely
  24. sex
  25. shallow
  26. size
  27. small
  28. testicles
  29. thinking
  30. uneven
  31. vagina
  32. variations
  33. wide
  34. wondered