She had some facts that really didn't support her because there were no numbers. But her strong words and essay flow made it clearer that she knew what she was writing about. This is something that everyone should take seriously and not accuse women of
With this specific thought in mind, I delved into the writing of Riki Anne Wilchins in an attempt to rummage through her words to find her values, intentions, and modes of persuasion while also looking to see how she chose to effectively project her writing to potential readers. In Riki Anne Wilchins' writing “What Does It Cost to Tell the Truth” Wilchins addresses a multitude of issues caused not only by transgender stereotypes, but all forms of stereotyping. Another example of authority is how she relays to the reader her unfortunate personal experiences with preconceptions society holds. Her examples of credibility included a multitude of experiences when she came face-to-face with ‘social inspection’– the act of society placing meaning on trivial aspects of our lives based off culture. These experiences ranged from men catcalling her on the streets while making sexist remarks about her breasts, to those making comparisons of her height and attributing it to certain hobbies such as volleyball.
Statements like “I am cripple. I choose this word to name me” convey a neutral tone she doesn't care if someone calls her a “cripple” because that is what she is. She is very neutral throughout the passage because she isn't trying to change anyone mind but really she is trying to inform in a monotone way. Her word choice also plays a role in her tone. Words like “wince”, “swagger”, and “contrast” make the essay more formal.
Friedan was an author, an activist, and the first president of the National Organization for Women. The National Organization for Women aimed to promote women 's ideas, eliminate discrimination, and protect the equal rights of women in all aspects of life. Friedan ignited the second wave of American feminism by writing The Feminine Mystique. Friedan 's audience would most likely be women who want their rights and are annoyed with the housewife role. In her article, "The Importance of Work," Friedan uses several means of persuasion and different types of rhetorical strategies to describe the change in human identity.
Rhetorical Analysis of “The Jian Ghomeshi Effect: I Plan to Speak Now” In the article “The Jian Ghomeshi Effect: I Plan to Speak Now,” Camilla Gibb writes about the recent Jian Ghomeshi case and how important it is to realize that bystanders of sexual harassment can change the outcome for a victim by intervening and speaking out. Gibb persuades readers to stop the silence and address the harassment head on through her use of personal experiences, conversational language, and imagery. The article begins with Gibb introducing the reader to Ghomeshi by sharing her own personal experiences of both being harassed and of not speaking on behalf of others, she also adds stories of other women. Her personal experiences take up most
At the end of the essay the author advocates several strategies women should pursue in order to get tough such as “taking credit when credit is due” (Par.10), because taking credit when it is deserved is a sign of confidence and determination, also she explains how women should express their anger in different ways rather than just smiling. Finally she reruns the scene when she was sexually harassed in a way displaying her as a tough woman, not as a “lady”. Being tough is an essential quality women should possess in order to succeed in society but also being ladylike can lead to success as
The appeals she used really connected to the audience in one or many ways. Coming into a conclusion, Sojourner Truth used logical appeals to persuade us, ethical appeals to make the audience believe she can be trusted, and emotional appeals to make the audience feel or believe something. In her speech she talked about woman's rights and negro's right and how that needed to change because you are judging somebody based on their skin tone, gender, etc. And in a way she connected with everyone somehow. This speech was very important because Sojourner Truth was one of many who brought this issue to the public's eye and really tried to make a change for the
Women in Culture and Society from the Story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid Women in society have always been judged by their actions and appearance. In the short story "Girl", the narrator focus is advising the girl to avoid wrong judgment that can damage her reputation, but also teaches her thing she should know to have a better life. Although the defining of a lady is different everywhere around the word, is safe to say that is a women that behave to society standards. Society judge a lady by the way she behaves in front other, trying to be the perfect lady. While in the Middle East a lady is a woman who is respectful to men and dresses to their culture standard; covering their hair and/or face.
In her essay, “The Importance of Work,” from The Feminine Mystique published in 1963, Betty Friedan confronts American women’s search for identity. Throughout the novel, Betty Friedan breaks new ground, concocting the idea that women can discover personal fulfillment by straying away from their original roles. Friedan ponders on the idea that The Feminine Mystique is the cause for a vast majority of women during that time period to feel confined by their occupations around the house; therefore, restricting them from discovering who they are as women. Friedan’s novel is well known for creating a different kind of feminism and rousing various women across the nation. In 1942, Friedan graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and took off to New York City to fulfill her dream of becoming a reporter.
In her essay, “Where I Came from is Like This,” the author Paula Gunn Allen effectively utilizes ethos, logos, and pathos to convince her audience, women studies and ethnic scholars, of her claim that the struggles of American Indian women have had with their identities. Gunn Allen uses all three modes of persuasion to describe the struggles of American Indian women. She uses ethos to strengthen her credibility, logos to logically explain the issue, and pathos to emotionally explain the struggles of American Indian women have had with their identities. With ethos she tells us where she is from and how she got her information, which makes her more trustworthy and believable. In her essay Gunn Allen uses Logos to describe how American Indian Women were treated compared to how European Women were treated at the time.