From Fly Girls To Bitches And Hos Joan Morgan Analysis

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Rhetorical Précis In her rhetorical essay “From Fly-Girls to Bitches and Hos” (1999), Wesleyan University graduate and feminist Joan Morgan claims that if a man cannot love himself, than he is incapable of loving women in a healthy matter, and it is up to women of color and the African American community to change these threads. Morgan supports her claim using ethos by questioning artists such as B.I.G and their aggressive lyrics, with logos by providing statistics from the U.S Census Bureau in regards to the decrease of the number of black two parent household, and also with pathos by providing a personal example of her family friend. Morgan is hoping to improve the music industry by examining hip hop and rap lyrics in order to raise awareness instead of censoring the industry. Morgan's tone is disdainful, concerned and disappointed in order to establish credibility with her audience, which consist of women of color, feminist, and hip hop artist. The goal of this essay is to analyze Joan Morgan argument and her use of rhetoric. In order to analyze Morgan's argument and her use of rhetoric, I plan on critiquing the effectiveness of Morgan's…show more content…
One of the first claims Morgan made was “Black-on-black love…is in serious danger.” During 1999, the time that the essay was published, there were many black on black crimes across the United States because of rival African American gangs fighting one another. As a result, the increase in black-on-black crime correlated into a decrease of black-on-black love. So Morgan believes that if black-on-black crime does not come to an end, black-on-black love will be in serious jeopardy which I agree with this notion. In order for black-on-black love to prosper, black people need to reunite which is slowly happening today with movement such as Black Lives

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