Hartleb 1 Ashley Hartleb Bradley ENC 1102 9 October 2011 Opposite Sex In the story the “The Opposite Sex” by Steven Doloff the author has a group of students write an essay on if they were the opposite sex for a day. The male students have a problem getting the essay started. The male students waited about all class to write this essay, unlike the woman in the class. The males just “put off” the essay as whereas the girls jump right into the essay. When the women turned in their essays and he read them, he noticed that most of the women talk about “staying out all night, throwing clothes on the floor and left dishes in the sink” (Doloff 796). Most males like to stay up later then woman do these days. The males go out and party and cause trouble for the cops. When the males decided to start write their essay some of them put how “putting on makeup and going to the beauty parlor…agreed looking good was important (797). In the essay the author talks about how he noticed “one kid crumpled up his paper after 10 times and growled” (797). This just shows that males have a hard time putting themselves into a woman shoes for a day. For a male to say that he has ‘walked in her shoes” is something that is not seen. Males just go do what they want and don’t worry about other things; they think their lives are harder. So the males in the classroom had a harder time writing the essays because, the males just don’t care. Hartleb 2 Works Cited Doloff, Steven. "The Opposite Sex." Exploring Literature. 5th ed. Ed. Frank Madden. New York: Person Education, 2012. 796-797. Print.