Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage?

Ryan on September 1 at 02:47PM

Why is D correct? Why is C incorrect?

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Victoria on September 1 at 06:21PM

Hi @Ryan-Mahabir,

C is incorrect because the passage does not tell us how other Social Darwinists stand. We know that Gilman believes that the theoretical debate has important practical implications, but we are not provided with any information on the views of other Social Darwinists.

D is correct because it is supported by lines 23 to 56. Gilman held that "it is possible for us to contribute consciously to the evolutionary process" and that "since a prime source of social evolution is human work...one of the primary ethical responsibilities of a person is to identify and engage in work that is societally relevant and that makes the best use of that person's talents." The final paragraph of the passage tells us that Gilman "urges women to further social evolution by collectively working toward a reorganization of society," a central goal of which "would be the abandonment of gender-specific work roles and hierarchical relationships."

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