Brown could have used more persuasion in this speech, even though she was not there to convince or persuade her audience to do anything. She was there to help them to realize that vulnerability is good, and telling them to embrace it. But there was not enough persuasion to it. She did a good job of telling them how their lives could be if they opened up to their vulnerability, but many people need intense persuasion to change any aspect of their lives. Her use of logos was good in the terms that Dr. Brown had a ton of supporting evidence for what she was talking about.
Lastly, Constance points out the difference that many people do not understand between being Asian and Asian American. This reminded me of the discussion we had in class about whether or not you would consider yourself to be a hyphenated-American. With becoming a hyphenated-American, you are essentially combining two different cultures and beliefs together. In conclusion, Constance Wu is doing her part in trying to revolutionize Hollywood and the media by breaking the stereotypes and bring attention to the differences that
Although Aunt Alexandra does not possess the strength to detach from the social customs, Scout and Calpurnia are able to cast off the conventional roles despite society’s wishes. Calpurnia’s act of successfully living in black and white communities and Scout’s act of defying typical gender roles illustrates to the reader how immensely society pressures women. Although the expectations of women in modern times are not the same as in southern Alabama, women are still oppressed today. It is not always clear to see, but women today are so used to acting a certain way, they are unable to recognize the inequality between genders and races. Through Aunt Alexandra the reader is able to grasp, that not every woman is capable of having the incredible amount of strength it takes to break away from the socially accepted roles.
Throughout history, society has shaped the lives of individuals by assigning individuals a specific way to be a part of society while deviation is most likely viewed as unacceptable and will likely be censured. Betty Friedan in chapter 1 of her novel “The Feminine Mystique” describes society’s assigned role for females and how women sacrificed their desires to fulfil the role assigned by society. E.J Graff in his essay “The M/F Boxes” describes how transgender and intersex individuals suffered humiliation and alienation because they did not meet society’s expectation of what a man or a woman is. Stephen Hinshaw in an excerpt from “What is the Triple Bind?” brings to attention the contemporary issue females are facing as they are expected to
Susan Anthony “On Women's Right to Vote” and Elie Wiesel “The Perils of Indifference” are speeches delivered using their voices to make sure future change in society occurred. Anthony’s speech given in a different century and more persuasive on why women should vote? While Wiesel speech is more informative on, why not to be indifferent. Conversely, both experienced what prejudice, injustice and indifference were, sparks some similarities. The two speeches were from people who experienced being a victim of prejudice.
Once again, women mention oppression which is completely against the liberties and inalienable rights they have been guaranteed as citizens. Thus, when this declaration was published, liberty and inalienable rights were once more developed to shape America into what it is today. In closure, this declaration demands, “Now, in view of this entire disfranchisement of one-half the people
This is very important because in other to achieve gender equality, men must support the women in their education. Gender equality was a tough obstacle to break through, and without the help of so many influential women, we wouldn’t have equal gender rights today. With all this in mind, even though the Enlightenment was made of many ideas and beliefs, the most significant ones of the many were political rights, freedom of religion, economic freedom, and equality of all genders. This movement will likely result in a feud between the philosophes and those who disagree with the Enlightenment(including government). However, the ideas will go through and be adapted into society.
And then telling the people about how sorry they were for treating women like they were slaves. How they couldn’t vote and how they didn’t have the rights that white men had. But throughout the whole speech, she is trying to convince people to start a big ordeal on how white men are not the only ones able to vote. In conclusion, the author is speaking to her fellow women and the to the wrong white men of the United States. Her purpose of making this speech is that woman have just as much right to vote as white men do.
1. What does the social construction of race and ethnicity mean? The social construction of race and ethnicity deals with the need to have a hierarchy based on skin color, phenotype, and the poking and prodding of humans to scientifically justify their claims that White is the superior race. Though the basis of the conversation of race and ethnicity as a social construct is based on biases, prejudice, and misconceptions about minorities, it was believed in society for many decades because of the rhetoric that was pushed into institutions that helped to further oppress people of color. Many opinions about the racial hierarchy that was prominent in society were based on colonization, slavery, and in more recent times, scientific racism.
Now Gloria Anzaldua (1999) is a famous writer, but not always everything was smooth. In her early years, she constantly had a feeling of being an outsider, because of her nationality, Chicano. Additionally, people around Chicanos were too intolerant and rejected accepting one, somehow different from them. Chicanos were ashamed of their existence. However, they dismissed the idea of losing their national heritage, and they developed their culture and took it to a new level.
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an advocate for civil rights, has often said while in the face of adversity, “Fight for the things you care about but do so in a way that will lead others to join you” (Alter). Ambitious as she is, her inaccurate depiction in the media contributes to her difficulty in pursuing this ideal. This misrepresentation attempts to both discredit and disregard her personality and accomplishments. Throughout her life, however, Ginsburg experienced far greater calamities than her perception in the media including significant events involving her upbringing. These hardships, while contributing to her anguish, led her to develop advances in character which later allowed her to pursue her beliefs and encourage
Most of his examples included a reference to race as the major factor contributing to the negative effects in society. This example of poor writing that ultimately undermines Buchanan’s own points when while examining American culture from the past to the present. Buchanan argues that the changing demographics in the United States contributes to the supposedly negative aspects in our lives. He states “Today, we Americans disagree over whether annihilating 45 million babies in the womb… is a mark of progress or a monstrous national evil…” (Buchanan 599). The author uses emotionally charged words such as “annihilating” as well as contributing the women’s rights issue to the changing demographics.
People have different opinions and when they want to reform, there is always going to be other groups against it. This explain how did the reformers react to the other opinion, and how this going to affect people’s thinking through those kind of challenges. “To the women of the race may be attributed in large measure the refinement and purity of the colored home...Seeking no favors because of their color nor charity because of their needs they knock at the door of Justice and ask for an equal chance”(78). The book is not all about equality and freedom for man, it is also for women. All of them are seeking for a equal chance in the United