Analysis Of 'Chris BEAT Them' By Roxanne Gay

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“DEAR YOUNG LADIES WHO LOVE CHRIS BROWN SO MUCH THEY WOULD LET HIM BEAT THEM”

The article “DEAR YOUNG LADIES WHO LOVE CHRIS BROWN SO MUCH THEY WOULD LET HIM BEAT THEM” by Roxanne Gay, a woman of many talents and skills. Gay started her studies at Yale University but discontinued her education to pursue her relationship Arizona. Later, Gay completed her undergraduate degree in Nebraska and earned an MA with emphasis in creative writing from the University of Nebraska. Gay began her academic teaching in fall 2010 at Eastern Illinois University where she was an assistant professor of English. In addition to her teaching duties, she was an editor for Bluestem magazine and she also founded Tiny Hardcore Press. Gay works a job at
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In the essay “DEAR YOUNG LADIES WHO LOVE CHRIS BROWN SO MUCH, THEY WOULD LET HIM BEAT THEM” the fact that she supports women’s rights’ and women empowerment shows itself in her emotions, context, and ideas in her argument. In the essay “DEAR YOUNG LADIES WHO LOVE CHRIS BROWN SO MUCH, THEY WOULD LET HIM BEAT THEM” she often speaks how men can get away with abusing women and how we shouldn’t let it happen and how we failed. Gay lets the audience know the disappointment she has in these women and the men in this society. In the essay, the majority of the time she is addressing the audience speaks about how these women “who believe that they love Chris Brown so much they’d let him beat them any day “shouldn’t settle for this or even joke about domestic abuse or wish for it. She talks about the difference between consent and Abuse. Her purpose being that her audience should understand what a very serious and urgent issue domestic abuse is and how abuse should not be taken so lightly as it was when it came to the Chris Brown beating Rihanna…show more content…
The logic she uses in the essay “DEAR YOUNG LADIES WHO LOVE CHRIS BROWN SO MUCH THEY WOULD LET HIM BEAT THEM” are lines such as “There is nothing better than knowing the suffering can stop than knowing you must endure but if you no longer wish to do so, you don’t have to because it is safe to withdraw your consent. There is nothing better than knowing you have some control in a situation that feels so far beyond your control.”. These lines show how serious yet logical her thought process is when it comes to her ideas and points of what consent is. When Gay appeals to emotion in her essay she uses lines such as “I am sorry our culture has treated women so poorly for so long that suffering abuse to receive celebrity attention seems like a fair and reasonable trade. We have failed you, utterly.”. This shows Roxanne Gay’s disappointment in our culture and society that has treated women so poorly through all these decades of time. She uses the terms “We have failed you” to show her disappointment and frustration that our society has caused her. Gay shows her credibility by linking the police report that was taken when Chris Brown beat his then-girlfriend Robyn Rihanna Fenty. She uses other men in the starlight fame of Hollywood for examples, other than Chris Brown. She throws out names such as Charlie Sheen who shot Kelly Preston “accidentally”, and hit a UCLA student in the head when

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