“The Destructive Male” by Elizabeth Cady Stanton advocates women’s suffrage. She strikes the male element with articles of emotional, logical, and ethical appeals. Stanton gave her speech at a women’s suffrage convention in 1868. She gave her speech in front of men, women, radicals, and conservatives. Stanton begins her speech by stating her purpose and attacking males.
One of their methods of control is instilling a sense religious obligation into the Handmaids, stating a case based on monotheistic beliefs. Gilead, however, picks and chooses which aspects of religion they enforce in order to protect its vision. Aunt Lisa admonishes the Handmaids against inappropriate interactions with men because, “They can’t help it... God made them that way, but He did not make you that way. He made you different. It’s up to you to set the boundaries.
As one can see in the speech given by Sojourner Truth in 1851, “Ain’t I a Woman”, she believes that women’s right and, even more specifically, African American women’s right are extremely important. In her speech presented in Akron, Ohio, she takes many points of her opponents and finds counterclaims to rebut them. She uses points such as how she has been treated compared to how other woman have been treated, the lack of intelligence the men assume she has, and she even poses the question of where Christ came from to rebut one of their points. While addressing these topics she uses a very clever strategy, of taking the arguments against her to make the point of how they would not be relevant. As the reader can see, Truth makes excellent points
She goes on and compares herself to an American who is not truthful that, “A speaker who tried to fawn on it, butter it up, exaggerate its virtues, play down its faults, and see through any attempt to do so” (L. 21-24). Luce tries to convince her audience that the American press and journalist fail at their jobs by writing false information. Shes also engages what a good journalist is all about that “not only in matters of states, diplomacy, and politics but also that touches the public interest or engages proper public curiosity” (L.29-32). By Luce using logical appeal makes her audience most likely to accept the statements she's made or have a understanding of where she is coming from in her
She makes her argument by emotionally transmitting her views to her audience, who are mostly women. She delivers a strong message by explaining from her memories. 2. I think that the audience, mainly men, disagreed with Truth’s message and women supported it. I think that because many men believed that women’s rights are limited and lead to controversies.
In his argument, Balmer fails to respond to Matthew 5:31 where Jesus forbids divorce except in cases of abuse. Instead, he focuses on the fact that Christians now “accept” divorce. Does studying divorce rates among Christians truly refute the Biblical position on divorce? If it did, it would mean if a Christian lied or stole, the Bible would support lying and stealing. People cannot evaluate the character of Jesus by a person who claims to follow Jesus as many Christians fall susceptible to sin and deviate from the Bible.
He explains that change can seem overwhelming and even threatening at times, which is why he wants Christians to have deep roots and dive in deeper into the grace of the gospel. Piper’s thesis is to show that the bloodlines of race do not matter when compared to the deep bloodline of Christ (227). He points out a pivotal problem that humans are alienated from God, and in doing so, are alienated from each other (227). A key way of looking at this is remembering that when people fail to love God, they fail to love others which causes disharmony, pride, and
Anne Bradstreet’s difficulty with accepting her faith revolves around her devotion to her husband. She had a different approach to expressing her faith than many other Puritans. Bradstreet followed her religion in hopes that her actions would lead to her husband being brought to salvation. She expresses these actions when writing, “That when we live no more, we may live ever.”(Bradstreet 12). This line suggests that she desires for their love to live an impossible length.
Later she met the abolitionist and through them she included herself in the women 's rights movement. Sojourner was so gifted with public speaking skills that she could silence every man who opposed women. The interconnection between anti-slavery, women’s rights and race are visible in her activism. She is famous by her speech in Akron, Ohio in 1851 at the Women’s Rights Convention
One thing that I 've noticed that is strongly argued against in this day and age is the gender roles in the Bible, more specifically in Genesis one through three. The first time we hear about male and female is in the following quote from the bible "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” That line off the bat quickly shows that God created male and female to be inferior to animals and wildlife. God looks at himself very highly so if we created man and woman in his own image that means he thinks very highly of them. He doesn 't say that Man is better than women or vice versa which gives the thought that they are equal to each other. Even though we make both of them equal
These include the views that Christians are hypocritical and are more focused on rules and regulations than people, as well as several controversial standings such as homosexuality and political involvement. In fact, in Kinnaman’s findings, only an estimated 34% of young outsiders believed that Christians really cared about them (68). Additionally, UnChristian challenges the Christian community to step up to the plate and redefine what the world thinks of them. For each negative perception that is assumed by young outsiders according to Kinnaman’s research, he offered what he referred to as “new perceptions”, or how Christians should strive to be perceived by outsiders. With these, he challenged them to change their reputation.
One of the main things she incorporates throughout her speech is hyperbole. She uses this exaggeration in a way that makes sure every single person who leaves the convention after her speech will know exactly what her message was. The problem Stanton was discussing was very serious and many were brushing it off like it doesn 't matter. Woman suffrage was not being taken seriously by males. In her speech Stanton uses hyperbole to demand to be heard.
Angered by the Bible’s statements about women serving men, she wrote “The Woman’s Bible”. (7) This book challenged the biblical scripture from a woman’s standpoint. Stanton had to be very confident about her viewpoints to be daring enough to publish this story, considering the large amount of Christians who could be upset because she was
Lastly, as a Christian, she is expected to treat others kindly, but she acts contradictory to her faith by labeling Harjo as a bigamist. Precisely, she declared, “The church cannot be defiled by receiving a bigamist into its membership” (Oskison 1040). As a result, from Miss Evans’ behavior, Oskison is able to disseminate America’s true character. Unlike others, he does not excuse or ignore America’s image, instead he confronts
She begins her argument with an appeal to logic by stating that one does not need to be “Christian in order” to want to marry. Navratilova backs this up being questioning that atheists would not be “allowed to marry” otherwise. She outlines the fact that marriage is a “promise” to “love each other” and that we are denying homosexuals this gift love. Navratilova intends to make the audience see the illogic of saying that marriage is only a “religious celebration” meant for those who follow a faith. She continues her piece with another appeal to logic by proving that the Bible was “wrong” on previous “issues”.