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# Jess: To be a woman in this century is far better than to be a woman i

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Jess: To be a woman in this century is far better than to be a woman in centuries past. Life expectancy for women has - for the first time - surpassed that for men and while only around 20℅ of college students in the late 1800s were women, today, almost 60℅ of college students are women.

Sam: However, women educated in the top-ranked colleges in the country earn only about 70℅ of what their male counterparts earn. Also, studies show that even today, in a number of industries, women are refused top management positions simply because they are women.

Which of the following is Jess most likely to say in response to Sam?

A. Women today are healthier and live longer than women in the 1800s, who primarily died because of child birth.
B. There are more women at the entry-level jobs of most industries than there are men.
C. Women today are better able to juggle professional and personal lives and a number of them are proving to be successful single mothers.
D. The proportion of women in the judicial and legislative branches of the country is at its highest and the country elected its first woman president recently.
E. Women are allowed more freedom today and are not likely to be sacrificed at the altar of marriage or in a witch hunt.

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07 Aug 2018, 13:27
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Jess: To be a woman in this century is far better than to be a woman in centuries past. Life expectancy for women has - for the first time - surpassed that for men and while only around 20℅ of college students in the late 1800s were women, today, almost 60℅ of college students are women.

Sam: However, women educated in the top-ranked colleges in the country earn only about 70℅ of what their male counterparts earn. Also, studies show that even today, in a number of industries, women are refused top management positions simply because they are women.

Which of the following is Jess most likely to say in response to Sam?

A. Women today are healthier and live longer than women in the 1800s, who primarily died because of child birth.
B. There are more women at the entry-level jobs of most industries than there are men.
C. Women today are better able to juggle professional and personal lives and a number of them are proving to be successful single mothers.
D. The proportion of women in the judicial and legislative branches of the country is at its highest and the country elected its first woman president recently.
E. Women are allowed more freedom today and are not likely to be sacrificed at the altar of marriage or in a witch hunt.

IMO

Jess stated a few facts , which Sam countered with his own
now Jess has to throw something to prove he is right or state a few more facts to counter Sam.

This particular sentence from Sam stands out for me
in a number of industries, women are refused top management positions simply because they are women.

Almost all the answer choices start off pretty well , but end with something we are probably not looking for
such as in A
died because of child birth.
in C
proving to be successful single mothers
and in E
altar of marriage or in a witch hunt

D for me is the best response
The proportion of women in the judicial and legislative branches of the country is at its highest and the country elected its first woman president recently.

Directly counters Sam's
women are refused top management positions simply because they are women
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10 Aug 2018, 09:54
CounterSniper wrote:
Jess: To be a woman in this century is far better than to be a woman in centuries past. Life expectancy for women has - for the first time - surpassed that for men and while only around 20℅ of college students in the late 1800s were women, today, almost 60℅ of college students are women.

Sam: However, women educated in the top-ranked colleges in the country earn only about 70℅ of what their male counterparts earn. Also, studies show that even today, in a number of industries, women are refused top management positions simply because they are women.

Which of the following is Jess most likely to say in response to Sam?

A. Women today are healthier and live longer than women in the 1800s, who primarily died because of child birth.
B. There are more women at the entry-level jobs of most industries than there are men.
C. Women today are better able to juggle professional and personal lives and a number of them are proving to be successful single mothers.
D. The proportion of women in the judicial and legislative branches of the country is at its highest and the country elected its first woman president recently.
E. Women are allowed more freedom today and are not likely to be sacrificed at the altar of marriage or in a witch hunt.

IMO

Jess stated a few facts , which Sam countered with his own
now Jess has to throw something to prove he is right or state a few more facts to counter Sam.

This particular sentence from Sam stands out for me
in a number of industries, women are refused top management positions simply because they are women.

Almost all the answer choices start off pretty well , but end with something we are probably not looking for
such as in A
died because of child birth.
in C
proving to be successful single mothers
and in E
altar of marriage or in a witch hunt

D for me is the best response
The proportion of women in the judicial and legislative branches of the country is at its highest and the country elected its first woman president recently.

Directly counters Sam's
women are refused top management positions simply because they are women
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19 Aug 2018, 05:17
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19 Aug 2018, 05:24
Rajat_92 wrote:

Sam: However, women educated in the top-ranked colleges in the country earn only about 70℅ of what their male counterparts earn. Also, studies show that even today, in a number of industries, women are refused top management positions simply because they are women.

Sam puts an argument that even after educating from top-ranked colleges, women earns only 70% of their male counterparts. Also, that the women are not offered top ranked positions.

To counter this argument, the correct answer choice will be the one which says that women are actually offered top ranked positions which is answer choice D.

Answer choice B states that women are offered entry level positions, which agrees in argument with Sam and thus is not the favourable answer choice
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19 Aug 2018, 05:45
Rajat_92 wrote:

We are looking for something , which will counter - top management positions
Talking only about entry level will not help Jess's cause
Re: Jess: To be a woman in this century is far better than to be a woman i   [#permalink] 19 Aug 2018, 05:45
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