compare and contrast Melinda with the suffragettes on whom she writes a report
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Melinda wants to identify herself to a suffergate. She stands up for her right not to give speeches. The effect however is not what she hopes. In reality, Melinda is actually highlighting her own weakness in comparison to those strong female leaders that she admires so much. David Petrakis points this out, saying, "But you got it wrong. The suffragettes were all about speaking up, screaming for their rights. You can't speak up for your right to be silent. That's letting the bad guys win.” Melinda may have the right spirit but she gets the context wrong.