Analysis Of The Article ' Afghan Policewomen Struggle Against Culture ' By Alissa J. Rubin

1036 Words Mar 31st, 2015 5 Pages
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 with respect to their jobs, their families, and their society. For maximum effect, Rubin subsequently leaves no detail unattended, arousing sympathy and concurrently…

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