To Kill A Mockingbird Argumentative Essay

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Outline Format: I. Introduction: A. The division between men and women employees in society has changed much too slowly, Emily Williams from the article “Growing Pains “ says, “‘the personal consequences, in terms of lost income over a lifetime, are staggering… The wage cap has barely budged in a decade.’”, which still results in women being victims of discrimination in the workplace. (Williams 1) B. Working females are more frequently confined to lower-ranking positions than men. Statistics have proven that when a male and female start a job at the same level, the male is often moved up to a higher position faster than the woman. C. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the characters in the novel are shown to believe that women are not…show more content…
Men perceive women as a threat if they are placed on the same level as women. 1. ESLR Research Topic Evidence a. “ Many men believe that women might take jobs away from men, outperform men in the same job, or lead employers to cut a job’s pay.” (Reskin and Padavic 53) 2. Commentary/Analysis a. Men are afraid of losing all the benefits they are able to enjoy in a high position job and will sometimes take action in order to preserve these advantages. This leads to women receiving lower earning jobs because men have a higher favoritism towards hiring the same gender. 3 To Kill a Mockingbird Text Quotations a. The main idea is shown in To Kill a Mockingbird when Atticus tells Scout “Miss Maudie can’t serve on a jury because she’s a woman.” “…I guess it’s to protect our frail ladies.” (Lee 221) 1. ESLR Research Topic Evidence b. “Beliefs and practice that assume that women are naturally inferior to men… use this alleged natural inferiority to promote, protect and enforce male privilege. All women are said to be unsuited to positions of leadership because they are overly emotional…” (“Sexism” 1,

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