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From the Ted Talk by Jen Gunter: Why can't we talk about periods?

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OK, so now we know why the boold is there. And it's a prtety significant amount. It's 30 to 90 milliliters of blood, which is one to three ounces, and it can be more, and I know it seems like it's more a lot of the times. I know. So why do we have so much blood? And why doesn't it just stay there till the next cycle, right? Like, you didn't get pregnant, so why can't it hang around? Well imagine if each month it got thicker and thicker and thckeir, right, like, imagine what tsunami period that would be.

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OK, so now we know why the _____ is there. And it's a ______ significant amount. It's 30 to 90 milliliters of blood, which is one to three ounces, and it can be more, and I know it seems like it's more a lot of the times. I know. So why do we have so much blood? And why doesn't it just stay there till the next cycle, right? Like, you didn't get pregnant, so why can't it hang around? Well imagine if each month it got thicker and thicker and _______, right, like, imagine what tsunami period that would be.

Solution

  1. blood
  2. thicker
  3. pretty

Original Text

OK, so now we know why the blood is there. And it's a pretty significant amount. It's 30 to 90 milliliters of blood, which is one to three ounces, and it can be more, and I know it seems like it's more a lot of the times. I know. So why do we have so much blood? And why doesn't it just stay there till the next cycle, right? Like, you didn't get pregnant, so why can't it hang around? Well imagine if each month it got thicker and thicker and thicker, right, like, imagine what tsunami period that would be.

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Important Words

  1. amount
  2. blood
  3. cycle
  4. hang
  5. imagine
  6. lot
  7. milliliters
  8. month
  9. ounces
  10. period
  11. pregnant
  12. pretty
  13. significant
  14. stay
  15. thicker
  16. times
  17. tsunami