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"From the Ted Talk by Peggy Orenstein: What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure"

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I spent three yeras talking to girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes and experience of sex. And what I found was that while young women may feel entitled to engage in sexual behavior, they don't necessarily feel entitled to ejnoy it. Take this sophomore at the Ivy League cloegle who told me, "I come from a long line of smart, strong women. My gdrtneohamr was a fkareeccirr, my mom is a professional, my sister and I are loud, and that's our form of feminine power." She then proceeded to describe her sex life to me: a sieers of one-off hookups, satnirtg when she was 13, that were ... not especially responsible, not especially reciprocal and not especially enjoyable. She shrugged. "I guess we girls are just siiazleocd to be these docile creatures who don't express our wants or needs." "Wait a mntiue," I replied. "Didn't you just tell me what a smart, strong woamn you are?" She hemmed and hawed. "I geuss," she finally said, "no one told me that that smart, strong image applies to sex."

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I spent three _____ talking to girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes and experience of sex. And what I found was that while young women may feel entitled to engage in sexual behavior, they don't necessarily feel entitled to _____ it. Take this sophomore at the Ivy League _______ who told me, "I come from a long line of smart, strong women. My ___________ was a ___________, my mom is a professional, my sister and I are loud, and that's our form of feminine power." She then proceeded to describe her sex life to me: a ______ of one-off hookups, ________ when she was 13, that were ... not especially responsible, not especially reciprocal and not especially enjoyable. She shrugged. "I guess we girls are just __________ to be these docile creatures who don't express our wants or needs." "Wait a ______," I replied. "Didn't you just tell me what a smart, strong _____ you are?" She hemmed and hawed. "I _____," she finally said, "no one told me that that smart, strong image applies to sex."

Solution

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  2. guess
  3. woman
  4. socialized
  5. series
  6. firecracker
  7. years
  8. grandmother
  9. college
  10. starting
  11. minute

Original Text

I spent three years talking to girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes and experience of sex. And what I found was that while young women may feel entitled to engage in sexual behavior, they don't necessarily feel entitled to enjoy it. Take this sophomore at the Ivy League college who told me, "I come from a long line of smart, strong women. My grandmother was a firecracker, my mom is a professional, my sister and I are loud, and that's our form of feminine power." She then proceeded to describe her sex life to me: a series of one-off hookups, starting when she was 13, that were ... not especially responsible, not especially reciprocal and not especially enjoyable. She shrugged. "I guess we girls are just socialized to be these docile creatures who don't express our wants or needs." "Wait a minute," I replied. "Didn't you just tell me what a smart, strong woman you are?" She hemmed and hawed. "I guess," she finally said, "no one told me that that smart, strong image applies to sex."

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