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From the Ted Talk by Paula Stone Williams: What my gender transition taught me about womanhood

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I just didn't know what I didn't know. There is no way a well-educated white male can understand how much the culture is tilted in his favor. There's no way he can understand it because it's all he's ever known. And all he ever will know. And conversely, there's no way that a wamon can understand the full import of that, because being a female is all she's ever known. She might have an inkling that she's working twice as hard for half as much, but she has no idea how much harder it is for her than it is for the guy in the boroks btrohres jacket in the ociffe across the hall. I know. I was that guy.

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I just didn't know what I didn't know. There is no way a well-educated white male can understand how much the culture is tilted in his favor. There's no way he can understand it because it's all he's ever known. And all he ever will know. And conversely, there's no way that a _____ can understand the full import of that, because being a female is all she's ever known. She might have an inkling that she's working twice as hard for half as much, but she has no idea how much harder it is for her than it is for the guy in the ______ ________ jacket in the ______ across the hall. I know. I was that guy.

Solution

  1. brothers
  2. woman
  3. office
  4. brooks

Original Text

I just didn't know what I didn't know. There is no way a well-educated white male can understand how much the culture is tilted in his favor. There's no way he can understand it because it's all he's ever known. And all he ever will know. And conversely, there's no way that a woman can understand the full import of that, because being a female is all she's ever known. She might have an inkling that she's working twice as hard for half as much, but she has no idea how much harder it is for her than it is for the guy in the Brooks Brothers jacket in the office across the hall. I know. I was that guy.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. brooks
  2. brothers
  3. conversely
  4. culture
  5. favor
  6. female
  7. full
  8. guy
  9. hall
  10. hard
  11. harder
  12. idea
  13. import
  14. inkling
  15. jacket
  16. male
  17. office
  18. tilted
  19. understand
  20. white
  21. woman
  22. working