Reading exercise 2

Reading exercise 2

Fill in the gaps using the following words:
promotion,
boils,
organs,
ago,
raise,
feminist,
equality,
frumpy

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you ask for clues!
In a seminar a few weeks (about culture and diversity, by the way) the lecturer asked any feminists in the room to their hands. I'm ashamed to say that I didn't – in fact, only one girl in a class of 20 people did.
I'm not embarrassed about what I stand for, far from it, but I'm reluctant to label myself a because of the assumptions people jump to.
As Siobhan Garrigan, who studies English at the University of Lincoln, puts it: "Young people don't want to identify as feminists because there is this man-hating, , lesbian image forced on us."
To me, what feminism down to is the realisation that, in some areas, women still have a harder deal than men. The control we retain over our reproductive is under threat by Maria Miller – the Conservative minister for women – who wants to shave four weeks off the current abortion limit.
Women are far from equal in the workplace – just ask Dragon Hilary Devey. They still face the prospect of being passed over for in favour of a male colleague because they might get pregnant. Being a feminist is my way of acknowledging that there are still issues surrounding gender . Pop-culture representations of feminism have got to be at least partly to blame. TV and movies often portray feminists as over-the-top, man-hating and not all there.