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From the Ted Talk by Justin Baldoni: Why I'm done trying to be "man enough"

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This is serious stuff. I've had to take a real, honest look at the ways that I've uoscnconuilsy been hurting the women in my life, and it's ugly. My wife told me that I had been acting in a certain way that hurt her and not cricetnrog it. Basically, sometimes when she would go to sapek, at home or in puilbc, I would just cut her off mid-sentence and finish her tgouhht for her. It's awful. The worst part was that I was completely unaware when I was doing it. It was unconscious. So here I am doing my part, trying to be a fsmeiint, amplifying the voices of women around the world, and yet at home, I am using my louder voice to sclneie the woman I love the most. So I had to ask myself a tough question: am I man enough to just shut the hell up and listen?

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This is serious stuff. I've had to take a real, honest look at the ways that I've _____________ been hurting the women in my life, and it's ugly. My wife told me that I had been acting in a certain way that hurt her and not __________ it. Basically, sometimes when she would go to _____, at home or in ______, I would just cut her off mid-sentence and finish her _______ for her. It's awful. The worst part was that I was completely unaware when I was doing it. It was unconscious. So here I am doing my part, trying to be a ________, amplifying the voices of women around the world, and yet at home, I am using my louder voice to _______ the woman I love the most. So I had to ask myself a tough question: am I man enough to just shut the hell up and listen?

Solution

  1. thought
  2. correcting
  3. speak
  4. public
  5. feminist
  6. silence
  7. unconsciously

Original Text

This is serious stuff. I've had to take a real, honest look at the ways that I've unconsciously been hurting the women in my life, and it's ugly. My wife told me that I had been acting in a certain way that hurt her and not correcting it. Basically, sometimes when she would go to speak, at home or in public, I would just cut her off mid-sentence and finish her thought for her. It's awful. The worst part was that I was completely unaware when I was doing it. It was unconscious. So here I am doing my part, trying to be a feminist, amplifying the voices of women around the world, and yet at home, I am using my louder voice to silence the woman I love the most. So I had to ask myself a tough question: am I man enough to just shut the hell up and listen?

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