Left-handedness and 51-per-cent Minority

Topics: Left-handedness, Canada, Writing Pages: 2 (660 words) Published: December 12, 2011
The 51 per-cent minority Harsh Patel “The 51-per-cent minority” by Doris Anderson Compares treatment of women to Quebecers, residence of Atlantic Provinces, left handed people, Doctors, Blacks and Indians. Canada as a country can’t tolerate discrimination with different religion and race, but it can tolerate “all of these discriminatory practices which are being inflicted on women today in Canada”. Anderson’s essay “The 51-per-cent minority” is a deductive essay. The general principle is explained through the title “The 51-per-cent minority” which is saying even though women account for 51% of Canada’s population they still get discriminated upon. A test case that supports the general principle is when women workers earn, on average only 70 cents for every $1 man gets- even though on average, women are better educated than men. Therefore, all the discriminatory practices would be set aside if women were anything else but a woman. The essay “The 51-per-cent minority” by Doris Anderson is a deductive comparison between the treatment of different races, religion and women. Anderson seems to be well aware of what’s going on around her in terms of minorities and different sexes. The process of the essay is very clear in terms of argumentation. She seems to capture reader’s attention during the introduction when she uses irony. This could be considered hidden assumption because the reader is supposed to realize a bigger meaning than what’s actually in the essay. But the writing process does consist of some flaws, because Anderson doesn’t start with the main idea of the essay the readers might have to go back and re-read the essay to get their thoughts straight. I think that this essay is not overgeneralized due to the presence of strong evidence to support her claim. This evidence not only addresses her key claims but all the oppositions. She has much statistical evidence which are...
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