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Viewpoints: Agree or Disagree?
Maura Says: What do you think?
"It seemed to me that race, religion, ethnicity, class are things that we feel very uncomfortable talking about or dealing with, but gender is still something that can have a division." - Maura Finkelstein

Was sexism the root cause of disharmony on the ranch?

Yes
No

Bill Says: What do you think?
"The cowboys didn't seem to understand or respect that my wife and I work together as a team. They were looking more toward me being the ranch owner and her being my wife and a lesser participant." - Bill Cooke

Was it unfair of the cowboys to treat Mrs. Cooke as less than an equal to Mr. Cooke?

Yes
No

Lisa Says: What do you think?
"Jared had lost his horse to a Comanche Indian. Jared didn't take insurance out on that horse, so I don't think he got compensated. I don't think he got it back from his own efforts. Bill offered him a really fair, reasonable, and truly sympathetic deal." - Lisa Cooke

Was it reasonable for Mr. Cooke to deny Jared the horse he had purchased?

Yes
No

Jared Says: What do you think?
"I don't really feel any responsibility for the demise of the ranch. I really felt that I went out of my way to make overtures and find solutions." - Jared Ficklin

Did Jared bear any responsibility for the premature departure of the cowboys?

Yes
No


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