My composition I class has an essay we're starting: a summary/strong response essay. They summarize, then respond to one of four essays. This one and this one in particular have elicited strong reactions of distaste and anger.
My girls are stunned and horrified by the image they've been given of radical feminists...which is the first step toward rejecting the feminist ideals altogether.
Another group--the one reading Williams's piece--were completely horrified and outraged by the progressive federal government's mostly-successful attempts to enslave the American population by creating a permanent underclass of (mostly black) dependents, and workers whose paychecks are confiscated in ever-increasing percentages to pay for that permanent underclass.
See what I did there?
Actually, to be perfectly honest, I'm not telling them what to think, just providing things to think about. I'd've been just as happy if they'd questioned it all, and done research to prove the essays wrong.
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