"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?
"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?
"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?
"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?
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