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Political Inequality Feeturing Women- Thurman Hall


Thurman Hall
Dr. Kopelson
HY 103-001-013
25 February 2015


Rufus King: The election is coming! The election is coming! I ask all of the white men, landholding elite, to give me your vote this upcoming November.

Woman: What about me? Can I vote for you, Mr. King?

Rufus: Well that is nice of you but women are simply inferior to men. They cannot vote because they don't have the ability to reason like men. They are too emotional.

Woman: But I've met all the qualifications. I own land and I pay taxes (Zagarri 29). Why can't I vote for you?

Rufus: Women simply cannot understand the world of politics. There is no way in which a women would know what is best for The United States.

Woman: My husband does not know much about this. He is just going to vote because everyone else is. How come he can vote? He knows nothing about either candidate. I've done my research and I know better. Can I vote for you?

Rufus: Oh your husband holds land? He knows what's best. He's made something of himself and he knows what the right choice for The United States. His logic is superior to women and he can and will vote for what he feels is best. We can trust that more than anything.

Woman: If I can't vote for you, what can I do?

Rufus: Women should stay at home- cook, clean, and raise the kids. They have no business in the business or the political world. Women are too heart felt. They should follow in their husbands and fathers views. They know better (Zagarri 89).The political world cannot afford this- this lack of knowledge. Women should just stay out of politics and stay in the house and look after their husband and children.

(James Monroe enters)

James Monroe: Hello Miss, I couldn't help but to overhear what you were talking about.

Women: I am very passionate about this election. Can I vote for you?

Monroe: Your suffrage is out of my power. But talk to your husband, father, and brothers. Share your ideas and discuss politics. Dress your party- wear symbols and colors. Go to political meetings. Be the mediator between men. While your voice cannot be heard directly through voting, it can be heard indirectly (Zagarri 115,116).

Rufus: Are you crazy? How can you support a women in Politics.

Monroe: Every voice matters to me and my future presidency.

Women: Thank you Mr. Monroe! I will be sure to talk to them soon!

(Black man enters)

Black man: Can I vote? I've been-(cut off)

Everyone else: NO!