Anna Quindlen Between The Sexes A Great Divide Summary

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“Between the Sexes, a Great Divide” written by Anna Quindlen, is an essay that talks about the differences between men and women, and how they see the world. She tells about her belief that boys and girls are just different and see the world in different ways, and have always been different. She gives us an image of a middle school dance where the differences can be seen the easiest because of the ‘great divide’ that occurs at all of these events throughout time. She thinks that the divide happens “not because of big differences among us, but because of the small ones” (165). Eventually, both boys and girls will have to come together as a pair and cooperate to live in this world normally. As they come together, some couples start a family. The kids are now being raised in a world where mothers are doing more thing fathers once did and vise versa.
I believe that men and women have major differences both physically and emotionally.The physical differences between men and women are easy to see. Men are normally taller and have more muscle tone or are just normally muscular, while women are normally more slim and have more curvy bodys compared to men. I believe that a great divide does exist between men and women; however, I feel that the divide comes from how we are raised as children that creates the divide as well.
At a young age we are told how we should act and certain things that each gender
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However the essay overlooks some major issues with gender. Anna seems to believe the gender issues do happen, but that later in life both men and women will have to come together as couples to work together in the end. “Between the Sexes, a Great Divide” does not hit on the issues that rise in workplaces with wages job openings and even being hired into the company to
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