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GMATPREP ChallengeQ - Historians have identified two dominant currents

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New post 20 Jul 2017, 19:29
Can someone explain the answer for question 3.

If I were to read the quoted text, the passage doesn't explicitly differentiate between 'some' or 'most' bourgeois feminists, so how can A be the answer?

AmoyV wrote:
takeTWO Read the highlighted part in the 2nd para

"In fact, at the First All-Russian Women's Congress in 1908, most participants advocated maternity insurance and paid maternity leave, although the intense hostility between some socialists and bourgeois feminists at the Congress made it difficult for them to recognize these areas of agreement"

This means that almost all the members of both the factions *agreed* on having "maternity insurance". The question asks us to identify a point of *disagreement*.

Lets look at the 1st paragraph:

Historians have identified two dominant currents in the Russian women's movement of the late tsarist period. "Bourgeois" feminism, so called by its more radical opponents, emphasized "individualist" feminist goals such as access to education, career opportunities, and legal equality."Socialist" feminists, by contrast, emphasized class, rather than gender, as the principal source of women's inequality and oppression, and socialist revolution, not legal reform, as the only road to emancipation and equality.

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ameyaprabhu wrote:
Can someone explain the answer for question 3.

If I were to read the quoted text, the passage doesn't explicitly differentiate between 'some' or 'most' bourgeois feminists, so how can A be the answer?

AmoyV wrote:
takeTWO Read the highlighted part in the 2nd para

"In fact, at the First All-Russian Women's Congress in 1908, most participants advocated maternity insurance and paid maternity leave, although the intense hostility between some socialists and bourgeois feminists at the Congress made it difficult for them to recognize these areas of agreement"

This means that almost all the members of both the factions *agreed* on having "maternity insurance". The question asks us to identify a point of *disagreement*.

Lets look at the 1st paragraph:

Historians have identified two dominant currents in the Russian women's movement of the late tsarist period. "Bourgeois" feminism, so called by its more radical opponents, emphasized "individualist" feminist goals such as access to education, career opportunities, and legal equality."Socialist" feminists, by contrast, emphasized class, rather than gender, as the principal source of women's inequality and oppression, and socialist revolution, not legal reform, as the only road to emancipation and equality.


Hey ameyaprabhu

Even I made the same mistake and selected the incorrect answer choice in Q3

The catch is in the question itself which we didn't read clearly

According to the passage, Russian socialists within the women's movement and most bourgeois feminists disagreed about which of the following?

The women's movement is only given in the first para, you don't even need to look at the second paragraph. Hence answer should be A as you rightly highlighted in the first paragraph

On another note, in the second para the two groups disagreed over maternity insurance
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although the intense hostility between some socialists and bourgeois feminists at the Congress made it difficult for them to recognize these areas of agreement

Hope this helps. Don't forget to give kudos :-)

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New post 23 Aug 2017, 23:57
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6 mins all correct. Easy one. Let me know if there are any doubts.

Hi

I am still not able to Conclude that for 3rd question the answer is A
From these lines from Para

Historians have identified two dominant currents in the Russian women's movement of the late tsarist period. "Bourgeois" feminism, so called by its more radical opponents, emphasized "individualist" feminist goals such as access to education, career opportunities, and legal equality."Socialist" feminists, by contrast, emphasized class, rather than gender, as the principal source of women's inequality and oppression, and socialist revolution, not legal reform, as the only road to emancipation and equality.

From My understanding Only Socialist is disagree with Legal reform.

I also want some one to help me in solving detail question as I face very tough to find the that particular detail from Question to passage and it take lot of time and that is the reason i take so much time in detailed question, Any strategy I should follow.

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Hi GMATNinjaTwo, Could you help with question 3?

According to the passage, Russian socialists within the women's movement and most bourgeois feminists disagreed about which of the following?

A. Whether legal reform was central to the achievement of feminist goals
B. Whether paid employment was important for the achievement of equality
C. Whether maternity insurance was desirable for working mothers
D. Whether working mothers faced obstacles
E. Whether women's emancipation should be subordinated to the liberation of the Russian population
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Hi GMATNinjaTwo, Could you help with question 3?

According to the passage, Russian socialists within the women's movement and most bourgeois feminists disagreed about which of the following?

A. Whether legal reform was central to the achievement of feminist goals
B. Whether paid employment was important for the achievement of equality
C. Whether maternity insurance was desirable for working mothers
D. Whether working mothers faced obstacles
E. Whether women's emancipation should be subordinated to the liberation of the Russian population

In the first paragraph, we are told that "Bourgeois" feminists emphasized "individualist" feminist goals such as legal equality. This implies that the BFs wanted legal reform in order to attain legal equality. In other words, legal equality did not exist, so the BFs wanted changes (reform) to move towards legal equality.

"Socialist" feminists, by contrast, emphasized socialist revolution, not legal reform, as the only road to emancipation and equality. This implies that the SFs did not think legal reform was central to their goals as feminists.

So BFs wanted legal equality (i.e. legal reform), while the SFs did NOT emphasize legal reform. Thus, the two groups disagreed about whether legal reform was central to achievement of feminists goals.

(A) is the best answer.
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