A Woman With A Disability Ethos

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“The 4 Types of Stares I Experience Most as a Woman With a Disability” by Anna Riordan b. Who is the target audience and how can you tell from the article? The target audience in this article are mainly people with a disability or family members with those who have a disability. I can tell that this is the target audience because the article speaks to the looks these people get and the experiences they deal with in their daily life. c. How does the author demonstrate ethos? The author creates ethos by clearly connecting with the audience. Riordan is writing about the looks she and her friends directly get because they are disabled. Therefore, the author establishes a sense of confidence and credibility to her piece. d. Does the author use any other rhetorical appeals.…show more content…
What does the author want to you to believe? The author wants us to believe that being disabled leads to hurtful stares for them. Therefore, Riordan attempts to assure us that the correct action in a scenario when you see a disabled person is to simply not take any action and do not look at them whatsoever. f. How does the author use the digital genre in a way that differs from traditional newsprint? The author firstly uses a click worthy title that is captivating for her audience. Secondly, the author adds hyperlinks to a ted talk video on how disabled people shouldn’t be your inspiration. The ted talk serves to reassure her point that you shouldn’t feel bad for the disabled, especially when it comes from a place of pity. She assures they do not need it. Lastly, the author uses gifs to convey some emotion to the audience and to show the audience how she feels. g. How has the author composed the article in a way that engages the reader? First is the eye-catching title that draws readers in. It uses this lists tactic that is very familiar with online articles. It also uses some fun gifs to the article that are relatable. It also follows a lists format that is easy to read and digest for the
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