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2D7 Guns and Dolls

27 Mars 2017 , Rédigé par JF Mopin Publié dans #2de

Guns and Dolls


The text is an article from Newsweek, an American progressive magazine. It was released in 1990. The headline is Guns and Dolls. It is about the difference between boys’ brains and girls’ brains.

There are three parts which match the paragraphs. The first one is about Rebecca. She was three. She lived in a politically correct family. The father cooked at home, but when Rebecca played with her dolls, it was always the woman who cooked. This implies that it is a natural role for women to do the chores.

The second part is about George. He was four. He lived in a traditional family. The mother kept house and the father brought home the bacon. George had never seen a gun, or heard the word. But when he went to the park, he would grab a stick and use it as “a shooter”. This implies that boys will be boys.

The last part is about science. Men were thought to be more intelligent because they have a bigger brain. That is because they are taller. But one (she)student proved that some college girls had bigger brains than their (male) professors (lecturers). The conclusion is that the size of the brain does not matter.

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