The goal of the usage of this fact is to show readers this common term does not reflect real traits of smart people and can be treated as an insult because of that. It is one of the few examples of Fridman’s appeals to readers’ logic. The essay is based on general data; the author mentioned schools and universities promote negative attitude to smart students: “Nerds are ostracized while athletes are idolized” (Fridman). But he did not use any statistical or science data to support his position. For example, Fridman could provide data about scholarships and other types of funding for sports and other activities.
Bradbury not only describes the handicaps, but also uses multiple plot lines to show the different ways handicaps affect people in this society, like George, who wears his handicaps, and Harrison, who refuses to. An example of this is shown on page 1, when George, who has above average intelligence, has his thoughts interrupted by his handicap, “George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn’t be handicapped. But he didn’t get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts.” George wore his handicaps and followed the rules of the government. Even though George had thoughts on how to change society for the better, like taking the handicaps off the dancers, these ideas were quickly demolished by the handicaps.
Having an open mind is another characteristic people turn to when contemplating what an ideal person is. It shows that one is open to new ideas, suggestions and can see the opposing side of an argument. Appreciation is given to those with this trait because it is easier to reach agreements on important matters by both sides of the argument compromising. Machiavelli, on the other hand, prefers to be in control and tells people this in The Prince. Once again, he has a pessimistic outlook on what the optimal person is.
So despite the cross-dressing, and the occasional alcoholism displayed, the film’s morals are firmly conservative. There’s no endorsement of drag-queening to be found here, just a steadfast belief in doing whatever is necessary for good old capitalistic gain; all that is peppered with men in lipstick for jarring comedic effect on the intended 50’s mainstream audience. This film is many things, but modernist it is not. The director may have tried to make some new twists on old themes, but in the end the studio produced a movie based on tried and true values that sell tickets. Like Osgood declares with only a hint of disappointment: “Nobody’s
1. After I read the article “The Ethics of Music/Movie Copying & Downloading,” published on December 6, 2010, by Theosophical Ruminator, I am surer that copying other people’s work is unethical. No one has the right to copy and sell music that does not belong to them. Music, movies, and computer software are intangible works, and many of them are easy to copy and pass to another person. However, paying for a CD that contains the information does not grant individuals the right to reproduce it.
But I don’t make TV shows.” States Andrea Peyser, a journalist for the New York Post in response to the topic of whether or not racism is present in film. Of course it would be notable to mention how the content of music contains racism, mainly involving slurs and derogatory profanity regarding the lyrics. This is more commonly shown in modern day music as opposed to music styles and genres from past generations. Predominantly being involved with rap and hip hop, slurs primarily towards
Though Money argues that intersexual individuals face contradictions between their feminine and masculine identities that should be dangerous to their mental health (333), he provides no evidence for a valid argument. In reaction to Money’s statement, Anne Fausto-Sterling in her book, Sexing the Body, redefines infant genital surgery as “cosmetic surgery performed to achieve a social result—reshaping a sexually ambiguous body so that it conforms to our two-sex system” (80). With special emphasis on the cosmetic, not medical, pressure for the surgery, Fausto-Sterling builds confidence in her argument by analyzing multiple studies on both sides of the debate. Surgeries for clitoroplasty or vaginoplasty that reinforced an alignment between gender and sexes were considered successful only if the criteria were based on cosmetic results rather than mental health or wellbeing (82-83, 88-91). In contrast, individuals who were raised as either female or male with unusual genitalia demonstrated a healthy psychological profile, even those whose sex of rearing differed from their sex of choice (96-100, 102-106).
Unlike being an ambitious dreamer isn’t compared to being realistic since we’re in the real world,we’re not in the dream world to be precise. For example, on the X-factor auditions, there’s a variety of singers out there,nevertheless several have pleasant and terrible voices. Simon Cowell, the gruesome judge on the X-factor tells the truth to anybody,as long as if there’s anyone that believes they’re the best,but Simon Cowell comes along to tell them they’re not the best. The causes are the person they sound suitable live in a dream world,for the reason that no one has told them the truth. The effects are if anyone tells you the truth listen, to be appreciable and succeed in the real world.
“The evidence suggests that black cover girls don’t sell as well as white cover girls, people of color are routinely not selected for the covers of many broad-circulation magazines ‘for fear they will depress newsstand sales.” (Phoenix 99). The solution to stop this would be if people stopped buying and paying attention to what is being put out on the media then companies who are selling these products can shut down and have less people with being insecure with their own skin. "The desire to be lighter is so great that some people with dark skin knowingly use illegal creams that contain harmful ingredients such as hydroquinone, mercury, and corticosteroids because they are believed to be stronger and thus more effective” (Phoenix 100). In 2009 there was a report of a skin bleaching which made $10 billion by the year of 2020 the company will now reach to $23 billion.
English 103, 10-16-16 journal # 7. I am neutral in most of the “Lorde’s Royals Isn’t Anti-Rap, It’s Anti-Imperialism” article. I do not like any rap (it makes my head tired) therefore, I do not know anything about rap. What I did not like of the song is the intense allusion to fantasy, we need to be realistic and try not to immerse ourselves in a fantasy world. I disagree with the part of the article that says “Americans are used to the rest of the world bending over backwards to blend in with their culture”, if foreign stars like Shakira sing in English is because their big success in their native language is not enough for their ambitions.
Anne Applebaum states “The really interesting question is not whether torture works but why so many people in our society want to believe it works.” Applebaum is against the use of torture as she questions its effectiveness. America has operated under the false pretense that torture is a viable option for obtaining information. She argues that torture damages the country’s image and does little to acquire useful intelligence. Torture is merely a way for officers to take their anger and frustration out on detainees.
Terry Golway’s “A Nation of Idol Worshipers” is an article written about his own perspectives about american television and the ways it has ruined the minds of americans. Golway expresses that he believes in today 's society doesn 't find real careers aspiring. Americans are influenced by what they see on television. Shows such as American Idol and America 's got talent taint the minds of youth brainwashing them to think that fame is the only aspiring thing life has to offer. The glitz and glam shown on TV are distracting americans from the real idols and the important aspirations and goals in which they should be aiming for.
He spoke to me as though people did not bear any distinctive or unique traits within the ethnic group that they identify with. The idea that a man would be interested in a girl solely because of the color of her skin and have absurd expectations to impose upon her is wrong, and it’s disgusting. Yellow fever stems from ideas and generalizations derived from archaic traditions and mainstream media that we are submissive, exotic, and eager to please. It is impossible to Google the term “Asian girl” without Asian specific porn websites, special dating services, and countless inappropriate images. As for television and movies, Asian women are portrayed as flat, two-dimensional characters, with few distinctive traits.
this is similar to sale pitch to persuade the readers according to McManus (McManus 9). Also you have to worry about the issue of transparency. There is an underlying message in this article you see some press going towards Sean Combs recently dropped album. Also in the article there is link to the sound cloud of the album. It’s highly unlikely that fairness is being practiced in this article because this article is mainly one sided, so only one side is being represented in this article.