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From the Ted Talk by Alaa Murabit: What my religion really says about women

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To me, it all came back to the lessons I had learned as a clihd. The decision mkaer, the person who gets to control the message, is sitting at the table, and unfortunately, in every single world faith, they are not women. Religious isitninuotts are dominated by men and drevin by male leadership, and they create policies in their likeness, and until we can change the system entirely, then we can't realistically expect to have full economic and political participation of women. Our fnoioatudn is broken. My mom actually says, you can't build a straight house on a cooerkd foundation.

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To me, it all came back to the lessons I had learned as a _____. The decision _____, the person who gets to control the message, is sitting at the table, and unfortunately, in every single world faith, they are not women. Religious ____________ are dominated by men and ______ by male leadership, and they create policies in their likeness, and until we can change the system entirely, then we can't realistically expect to have full economic and political participation of women. Our __________ is broken. My mom actually says, you can't build a straight house on a _______ foundation.

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  1. driven
  2. foundation
  3. maker
  4. child
  5. crooked
  6. institutions

Original Text

To me, it all came back to the lessons I had learned as a child. The decision maker, the person who gets to control the message, is sitting at the table, and unfortunately, in every single world faith, they are not women. Religious institutions are dominated by men and driven by male leadership, and they create policies in their likeness, and until we can change the system entirely, then we can't realistically expect to have full economic and political participation of women. Our foundation is broken. My mom actually says, you can't build a straight house on a crooked foundation.

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