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From the Ted Talk by Lindsay Amer: Why kids need to learn about gender and sexuality

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The YouTube comments on my videos are not much better. I'm used to the hmaenrsast. I get messages daily telling me I'm a pedophile and that I should kill myself in a nbmuer of increasingly creative ways. I once had to put the word "truck" on my block list because someone wanted me to get run over by a truck. "Shower" and "oven" are in there, too, for the less creative and more disturbing hoacoslut reference. When neo-Nazis marched in cotllatihrlseve, I was unueipsrrsd to learn that the creator of a violent Reddit meme about one of my episodes was in the tiki torch crowd. This bgaarre of negativity is what we're up against: the crushing statistics, the violence, the mental health risks, the well-meaning but felwad response my parents gave me when I came out, that they didn't want me to have a haderr life. That's what we're up against.

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The YouTube comments on my videos are not much better. I'm used to the __________. I get messages daily telling me I'm a pedophile and that I should kill myself in a ______ of increasingly creative ways. I once had to put the word "truck" on my block list because someone wanted me to get run over by a truck. "Shower" and "oven" are in there, too, for the less creative and more disturbing _________ reference. When neo-Nazis marched in _______________, I was ___________ to learn that the creator of a violent Reddit meme about one of my episodes was in the tiki torch crowd. This _______ of negativity is what we're up against: the crushing statistics, the violence, the mental health risks, the well-meaning but ______ response my parents gave me when I came out, that they didn't want me to have a ______ life. That's what we're up against.

Solution

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  2. harassment
  3. number
  4. unsurprised
  5. flawed
  6. charlottesville
  7. holocaust
  8. harder

Original Text

The YouTube comments on my videos are not much better. I'm used to the harassment. I get messages daily telling me I'm a pedophile and that I should kill myself in a number of increasingly creative ways. I once had to put the word "truck" on my block list because someone wanted me to get run over by a truck. "Shower" and "oven" are in there, too, for the less creative and more disturbing Holocaust reference. When neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, I was unsurprised to learn that the creator of a violent Reddit meme about one of my episodes was in the tiki torch crowd. This barrage of negativity is what we're up against: the crushing statistics, the violence, the mental health risks, the well-meaning but flawed response my parents gave me when I came out, that they didn't want me to have a harder life. That's what we're up against.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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gay stuff 2
homeless youth 2
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queer kid stuff 2
homeless youth identify 2

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