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From the Ted Talk by Gaby Barrios: Why gender-based marketing is bad for business

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Like a lot of people around the world, earlier this summer my friends and I were obsessed with the Women's World Cup held in France. Here we are, watching these incredible athletes, the goals were aznimag, the games were clean and engaging, and at the same time, outside the field, these women are talking about equal pay, and in the case of some crteinuos, any pay at all for their sport. So because we were mildly osessbed, we wanted to wtach the games live, and we decided that one of the Spanish-speaking networks in the US was the best place for us to start. And it wasn't until a few games into the tnrmoaeunt that a friend of mine talks to me and says, "Why does it feel like everything I'm seeing is commercials for makeup and hluoehsod cleaning pdurtcos and diets?"

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Like a lot of people around the world, earlier this summer my friends and I were obsessed with the Women's World Cup held in France. Here we are, watching these incredible athletes, the goals were _______, the games were clean and engaging, and at the same time, outside the field, these women are talking about equal pay, and in the case of some _________, any pay at all for their sport. So because we were mildly ________, we wanted to _____ the games live, and we decided that one of the Spanish-speaking networks in the US was the best place for us to start. And it wasn't until a few games into the __________ that a friend of mine talks to me and says, "Why does it feel like everything I'm seeing is commercials for makeup and _________ cleaning ________ and diets?"

Solution

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  3. obsessed
  4. amazing
  5. countries
  6. household
  7. tournament

Original Text

Like a lot of people around the world, earlier this summer my friends and I were obsessed with the Women's World Cup held in France. Here we are, watching these incredible athletes, the goals were amazing, the games were clean and engaging, and at the same time, outside the field, these women are talking about equal pay, and in the case of some countries, any pay at all for their sport. So because we were mildly obsessed, we wanted to watch the games live, and we decided that one of the Spanish-speaking networks in the US was the best place for us to start. And it wasn't until a few games into the tournament that a friend of mine talks to me and says, "Why does it feel like everything I'm seeing is commercials for makeup and household cleaning products and diets?"

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