Three Viewpoints in Scott Russell Sanders’ “The Men We Carry in Our Minds”


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Three Viewpoints in Scott Russell Sanders' “The Men We Carry in Our Minds”
Scott Russell Sanders, in his essay “The Men We Carry in Our Minds,” explains how power is rooted in race, gender and class through the framework of his personal experience and views of men and women. The author develops his explanation through discussion of his view of men as either “toiling animal” or “the boss,” his notions of femininity, and his father’s success shaped his ideas about power (Sanders para. 1). Sanders uses a dichotomous model of men as master or servant, effective figurative language, honest exposition, and emotional appeal, in order to show how his awareness of class differences paralleled gender inequities. His audience includes the women he...
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.....der and gender-identity issues. Also, the other articles proposed solutions or optimistic possibilities for the issues they addressed, so I had to carefully consider what individuals could do to increase their tolerance for other diverse groups. It seemed important to recognize, too, that as a member of one of these generational groups, I have to work to keep my own bias out of the analysis. Yet, I realize, that any analyst is going to have claim membership to one generation or another, so as long as I’m aware of my bias, I can at least work to minimize it. The most important idea to take away from my essay is that it is expected and acceptable for generational differences to exist, as long as we understand and respect other’s perspectives.