Wage Gap

Wage Gap

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  • Hook: Did you see your attacker? Characterization: Sara is shaken up and partially in shock from getting mugged. New York is her home and she can't believe how cruel its been to her lately. She stumbles out of the police station to find her best friend waiting for her Pacing: The pacing is slow-because the story revolves around getting to know Sara as a character and why she deserves equal pay
  • Danielle and Sara go back to her apartment. After reminiscing and walking around the apartment,  Danielle tells Sara that she is pregnant and wants her go work with her so they can be close. It takes some convincing, but Sara agrees. They watch their favorite movie they used to watch in high school and then go to sleep
  • Sara goes to work with Danielle. After awhile, Danielle goes on maternity leave and Sara notices how much less she is paid for the same work a male does in the company (claim). She asks Danielle and she tells her it's because women go on maternity leave(counterclaim), Sara thinks that's unjust. Sara admits it makes sense (concession) ,but she doesn't want kids, so she should get equal pay (refutation) because she'll never go on maternity leave
  • During all this, Sara's rent cannot be paid due to her low wage. Her landlord plans to kick her out. ever since Danielle moved out, the bills had been piling high. If only her salary was as much as her male counterpart, which was $12,000 more a year. Sara begins to look for a new place to live, but city living is expensive. Of course Danielle offers to give her a place to stay, but Sara lashes out a Danielle because of how perfect her life is compared to Sara's. Danielle revokes her offer.
  • Sara becomes angered she doesn't make the same amount of money. She goes online and researches the issue and finds a rally protest group in New York. Luckily, a protest is set to be a few days from then. Sara registers and hopes she can make a difference
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