Essay On Pollitt's Struggle For Equality

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Women are constantly fighting for equality in the world, whether it is job equality, pay equality, respect, anything. Fighting for equality is something many have done, but women seem to have been fighting the longest. The name for these actions is feminism. Although most believe feminism to be just one belief, there are more than one version. The top two versions of feminism are difference and equality, which are two both, in a way, contradicting beliefs, even though they originate from feminism. Unfortunately, outsiders tend to think feminists are more for difference feminism, which injures the reputation of feminism itself. Polli’s beliefs of equality feminism having higher morals than that of difference feminism shine through her article…show more content…
Unfortunately, her constant switching between the two ideas takes away from her focus point, losing the reader and her thesis in a majority of her piece. Towards the beginning of her piece, Pollitt states, “[w]e are wiser than you poor deluded menfolk” (Pollitt 399). If the reader did not already know her views, the reader may think that she actually meant this. She then decided to question whether that is true, then dives into difference feminism. However, right after she mentions little on difference feminism, she mentions a more equality feminism viewpoint. She continues to do this in the following 10 pages, constantly fluttering between the two ideas. Constantly throwing her reader from side to side confuses him/her, since he/she cannot keep track on which topic she is on nor which side she is for. Although it is better to appear unbiased, Pollitt just ends up confusing and jumbling her reader’s mind. In order to have a better focus, she should have discussed one form, then discussed the other as opposed to switching every two to three paragraphs. Thankfully, her ending came to a conclusion and allows her reader to finally understand her viewpoint and the exact difference between the two. Altogether, Pollitt’s article appeared fairly cluttered and unfocused up until the last two
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