Girl Power?

In: Social Issues

Submitted By nicoleg
Words 752
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Nicole Guilbault
English 1100
Writing Project 2 October 6, 2015
Girl Power? “Girls rule boys drool.” “Girls go to college to get more knowledge and boys go to Jupiter to get more stupider.” These are just a few of the sayings used by adolescent females to flaunt their gender pride, but could they possibly be true? Barbara Ehrenreich compares the work ethics and social habits of males and females in her essay “Guys Just Want to Have Fun.” Ehrenreich believes girls are the achievers in today’s world while boys sit back and play, this causes her to conclude that one day soon females will rule the world. This may in fact have some truths to it, but gender is not the issue at hand.
We’re all aware one does not need to drown himself in a pool of textbooks and obsessively strive for perfect grades. Also there is nothing wrong with having a little fun while being on your way to a college education. The fact of the matter is test scores and good grades truly mean nothing without a good personality and communication skills to back it up. It simply comes down to this; a person, male or female, who sits at home secluded from society with their noses buried in books will have no advantage over someone who receives average grades and enjoys a highly active social lifestyle. As time goes on and technology and social standards change, so do the skills necessary to hold a place in the workforce. The U.S. Department of Labor and education formed the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) to study the skills needed in today’s workplace. This study provided information that formed a three-part foundation consisting of basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities. Reading, writing, and arithmetic are considered to be part of the basic skills category, while creative thinking, problem solving, and decision making make the thinking skills…...

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