¨Gene Nora Stumbough's boss said she couldn't have the time off. So she quit." (53)
Multiple women quit their job because their bosses said that they could not have time off to do the testing as astronauts.
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"Now women needed to prove that they had the right to be astronauts. That was a political matter. A social one. Cobb wrote to the others, alerting them to the fact that she might soon need them 'to make a small uproar.' It was time to do battle." (57)
To quit, is what the women did to help themselves and others succeed.
Summary- $2.00 & SWBS
Jerrie Cobb wants to be an astronaut and prove that women are just as cabable as men, but the government shut down all astronaut testing for women. So, she decided that she is going to do something to change their minds.
The difference is that Cobb had been a fairly shy and quiet person, until the government told them they couldn't test anymore. Cobb really wants to prove that women are just as good as men.
What would result if more men had supported women and their dream to go to space?
Working hard, women were told by men that they couldn't do it, that their not worthy of trying. The government said that women were not worht paying for.
Women should not have the same oppurtunities as men.
Theme: Everyone should get equal oppurtunities no matter their gender.
Multiple men told women that they couldn't become astronauts because of their gender. Women have to prove themselves to men.