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Sean Quigley AP English 2A 12/04/11 Why Boys Don’t Play with Dolls Comprehension: 2. Pollitt blames the fact that “we look at the ways we raise kids as an index to how unfinished the feminist revolution really is” rather than “looking at kids to prove that differences in behaviors by sex are innate.” 7. The paradox is that the world of rigid and hierarchical sex roles evoked by determinist theories is already passing away. This is a paradox because females are now doing the same things as men but still categorized and stereotyped. Purpose and Audience: 1. the thesis is “Increasingly, we are told that the source of these robust preferences must lie
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Unformatted text preview: outside society—in prenatal hormonal influences, brain chemistry, genes—and that feminism has reached its natural limits.” She explicitly states the thesis in the first paragraph. I agree with her concept on gender roles. 2. Pollitt uses the birthday anecdote to exemplify her position on gender roles. Style and Structure: 3. Pollitt is guilty of post hoc reasoning because those two events are so far apart, that there are many other causes that could be responsible for the effect....
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Turtle during the Spring '11 term at Jacksonville College.

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