Smoking in 80's

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Derek Brown 2/14/13 In “The Men We Carry in Our Minds” written by Scott Russel Sanders, discusses his personal perception of the conflict of gender and equality after witnessing the harsh lives of men and women in the ‘80s. He expresses how gender, where and how you grew up was a big part of your future. This essay deals with the problems that exist between sex and social classes. He describes the hardships men went through working in factories and fixing machines for less pay, bad working conditions and long hours. Sanders gives the perspective of a poor man (himself) and woman who came from a wealthy family. The author and Aneeke (his friend) compare who they think have it harder, men or women. In comparing the two, Sanders take the side of the house wife over fixing machines all day. He gives a strong descriptive imagery in the way he outlines the life of men and women in the ‘80s. The way Sanders gives his own personal experience and how he describes the position of men and women in ‘80s allows us to compare their lives to ours today. Sanders and his friend Aneeke compared the lives of their fathers. Sanders gives an illustration of the hard working men where he was brought up. He came from a poor back round, where boys left high school to work in the mills as women went on to further their education. Where Aneeke grew up was a lot wealthier and her father wasn’t the man who gets up before dawn and works all day. He was a banker or something that required less labor. Sander’s describes the looks on the laborers faces as if they were whipped all day. The tattooed scar’s, most of them hard of hearing and have missing fingers. This made Sanders not look forward to growing up. The way he depicts these men is not
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