Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture: An Analysis

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In all aspects of daily, national, and world affairs, gender inequality has been a chronic issue that has always surfaced to plague humankind. Specifically, even before authors began documenting words on to paper, the supposed male superiority had been unchallenged by society. When one has mentioned a “surgeon,” it has been predominantly a male figure that “pops” into the mind; likewise, when one has mentioned a “nurse,” it has been undoubtedly a female figure, even though there have been, in fact, female surgeons and male nurses. Moreover, although gender inequality has been treated as a minor topic in the United States, it certainly has not implied that the remainder of the world has experienced the same (when compared to other issues). In the article, “Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture” by Alissa J. Rubin, the gender roles of the Afghan people are revealed to be extremely skewed and, at times, demoralizing. With the goal in mind to expose the maltreatment of women in Afghanistan (and society as a whole), Rubin primarily employs pathos, logos, and realism to stress and/or to bring to light true gender inequality far worse than America’s own.
Throughout the article, Rubin chronicles the lives of the Afghan policewomen she encounters, and specifically places emphasis on the plight of the women
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She draws facts both from the past and the present in Afghanistan in order to educate her audience of the change, where applicable, in the lives of the women. For example, she presents,
Afghan policewomen, struggling to maintain good reputations, face a legion of logistical problems...After a decade and millions of dollars, even the modest goal of recruiting 5,000 policewomen remains a mirage. In fact, only 2,700 are on the force...according to the United Nations’ office in Kabul… (Rubin

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