The section of “White Woman, Black Man” further delves into his views of white women and the role that society has in shaping gender relations between black men and white women and also in influencing masculinity and femininity.
In the film, Sam White and Lionel Higgins were struggling with identity. White was bi-racial and identified herself to be black than white while Higgins was struggling with his sexual orientation. White exclaimed that she was “tired of being everyone’s angry black women.” Thomas notes that those who fought the system, especially if they were women, were often perceived as “angry women of colour… when [people were confronted with being] racist.” Thomas also notes that white people have the “immediate luxury” of being heard when they speak.
One of the goals of the literary theory of Feminist Criticism is to highlight and expose the patriarchy and misogynist behaviors and beliefs towards women. This theory can be applied to many literary works, including Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. In the final moments of Tom Robinson’s trial, Atticus makes a speech to the jury. Throughout his speech, Atticus makes several comments on how Tom Robinson did not commit the crime at all, blaming Mayella Ewell for bringing a false statement to court.
Because of the medicalization of lesbianism, this, in turn, would develop a stigma towards the community which would spread like a plague across society which was fueled only by the wildfires of mass media, as the medicalization of lesbian identity soon turned into commodification. Two particular notions that I applaud Faderman upon in contrast to Stein was her increased attention to mass media and its reinforcement towards the stigma of lesbian identity as shared by the general public and the mention of the bisexual identity. Stein words only approached one general audience and that audience was middle-class, Caucasian females, in contrast to Faderman who attempts to speak upon the vast array of identities and intersections that encompasses the lesbian identity. The 1930’s onward were embodied by literature, movies, and plays, that attempted to share upon the general idea of how a lesbian must be perceived, mainstream perception of lesbianism came to be one of promiscuousness, sickness, and
Langston Hughes uses images of oppression to reveal a deeper truth about the way minorities have been treated in America. He uses his poems to bring into question some of Walt Whitman’s poems that indirectly state that all things are great, that all persons are one people in America, which Hughes claims is false because of all the racist views and oppression that people face from the people America. This oppression is then used to keep the minorities from Walt Whitman in his poem, “Song of Myself”, talks about the connection between all people, how we are family and are brothers and sisters who all share common bonds. He says, “ And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own,/ And that all the men ever born are also my brothers,
In the article "Dear Men It's You, Too" by Roxane Gay her main argument is that men are focusing on the critiques they get to justify ignoring the real issue behind why they are being criticized. For instance, "Skeptics are willing to perform all kinds of mental acrobatics to avoid facing the very stark realities of living in this world as a woman"(3). Santagati shares this similar close-minded view of the horrors women face surrounded by rape culture. He is ignorant of the issue of sexual harassment and the consequences women face for attempting to speak up. After finding out about the girl who was killed for confronting her accuser from Seales he is taken aback but not before responding with extreme protection suggestions for
“Be a voice for all those who have prisoner tongues.” This is an excerpt from the powerful speech Halsey delivered at the New York 2018 Women’s March. Since 2016, women have gathered in multitudes telling their stories of sexual abuse. Yet, there are still people who question the reality of these victims’ stories.
Novelist Harper Lee, in her book To Kill a Mockingbird, depicts the racism and inequalities in the town of Maycomb by having a white man, Atticus Finch, defend Tom Robinson who was black. Lee’s purpose is to show the world is unfair between races and we need to have compassion for others. She adopts a serious tone to appeal to people’s morals to do the right the thing by those seeking changes for equality. Throughout his closing argument, Atticus ensures credibility, mentioning God, and by presenting evidence that Tom Robinson is not guilty but someone in the courtroom is, to explain Mayella’s reasoning to lie.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech he stated “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of it’s creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” Many people have been judged for their sexual orientation including a woman named Rose Saxe who was taught that being homosexual is “shameful, disgusting, and deviant. ”Another way injustice is still being shown today is discriminating a person because if one’s gender. On July 26, 2017 current U.S. President Donald Trump, announced that transgenders could no longer serve in the military because American forces could not support the “tremendous medical costs and disruption” of the service members. In Dr. King’s speech he proclaims that he dreams of justice for everyone.
The banter in the situation is poking fun at the Clintons (with their support from the beast of the century) and their progressive supporters, yet again, helping to develop the respect-lacking, mocking tone of the columnist. To further my point, in the article “Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood’s Oldest Horror Story,” Weinstein’s actions were described as “perversion, grotesque, and maladroit du seigneur long before Hillary blindly accepted money” from the man. This strong diction serves to demonstrate Dowd’s criticizing outlook upon the Clinton family accepting funds from a sexual predator, as well as her outlook on the predator himself - clearly displaying Dowd’s liberal, feminist viewpoint on sexual misconduct. Dowd chooses to include these political examples to employ pathos, evoking a sense of shock in her audience, as a means of getting the audience to help her with her own feminist political agenda; by shedding light on all of the mistreatment of women in government, Dowd is a
I saw this idea of a system being changed from the outside, rather than the inside, not only in cases of brutal policing, but in cases ranging from impunity for rapists on college campuses to gay rights, which culminated in the landmark Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage in every state. The first protest I
Pathos is implemented in the essay when the author talks about gay marriage, tapping into the audience’s values and beliefs along with emotions. He also plays with emotions talking about the injustices in society and fighting corporate America, giving readers a sense of patriotism. Graham redefines terms in the text that make his bias seem more reliable, along with using loaded language to give additional sentiment. Ethos is not established until the end of the article, where there is a box showing the author’s long list of experience, making him seem more
I agree with your post Brian. Foss delivered his speech confidently with facts you can't ignore. Usually when someone commits a crime it's easy to label them as "a delinquent" or a bad person in general. What people tend to overlook however, is the reasoning behind those actions. I really appreciate that Foss as a prosecutor, is someone who is adamant about changing lives for individuals before they suffer to the hands of a system that needs help itself.
For my Written Task 1, I chose to write a speech from the perspective of Romaine Patterson, who started Angel Action. Romaine Patterson founded Angel Action in 1999 in order to fight back against Westboro Baptist Church when members picketed with hate-filled signs during the funeral of Matthew Shepard, the 21-year-old who was beaten to death in Wyoming for being gay. During class, we discussed hate crimes predominately focusing on The Laramie Project involving the Matthew Shepard case. We also discussed other cases involving hate crimes such as the Brandon Teena case. In the speech, I talk about how Romaine Patterson feels about these hate crimes and the reasons she created Angel Action.