I believe that Muckrakers are correct in doing what they did. America isn't a perfect place, and exposing our nations true colors every now and then definitley won't do any harm. America isn't all bright colors, there are some shades of gray in here too. For instance, Edwin Markham talking about child labor in "Children in Bondage", or Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle", which talked about federal regulation of food and drug practice. As an activist for womens rights, people need to be shown that America isn't all that fair to all of its citizens, and things certainly aren't the way they should be.