In “Why Bother?” an article published in the New York Times Magazine, commentator Michael Pollan questions the severity that contributes to environmental problem and how an individual should attempt to make an impact regardless of the miniscule effect it will have presently and in the future. Pollan discusses how an individual's endeavors remain unnoticed when taking into account the consequences of one’s environmentally friendly actions. The concept of being named a liberal is discussed and its correlation towards one's decisions in changing one’s manner. Implementing laws that would promote green behavior is a drastic step to help the environment, but they would be very simple so everyone can comply.
American society has become distracted by technology and fads, affecting by keeping us from improving issues with injustices
Furthermore, Griffin commonly sites credible studies and explores historical moments to provide context and support for her claims. One article in particular written by Griffin (1971) demonstrates her masterful use of ethos, “Rape: The All-American Crime.” This article was the first of its kind as it discusses rape from a feminist perspective and challenges common beliefs about rape. Up until this point rape and sexual violence was rarely discussed and when it was it was by a man. Griffin begins the article by explaining her credentials, describing her personal experiences with rape culture in America, and illustrating the urgency with which women and victims need to be heard.
In the book Culture War? The Myth of Polarized America the author Morris P. Fiorina details how the country believes that America is separated into two major political parties, the Democrats and the Republicans with a few swing voters in between. However, the author states the actuality is that more people are on the inside of the lines rather than extreme liberal ideologies and extreme conservative ideologies. The author discusses controversial topics such as abortion and gay marriage and shows examples as to why polarization on these topics are not seen in America. He goes on to explain how America is actually quite the opposite in that the nation is depolarizing their views on these contentious topics.
According to a March 2013 report from the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics, from 1995 to 2010, the estimated annual rate of female rape or sexual assault declined 58%, from 5.0 victimizations per 1,000 females age 12 or older to 2.1 per 1,000. Are we not doing anything about it? There are kids getting raped, and it seems like the people in the U.S aren’t doing anything to help them. Does the people not care? Everyday there are over 22 kids and women getting raped.
The article explains how sexual assault continues to be a problem until this very day. When someone is sexually assaulted, it is very hard for them to cope with the fact that someone has touched them in the wrong way. For the ones who commits the assault, it will only become worse for them. A National Study says, “The main source of inmates’ knowledge of prison sex appears to come from their conversations with other inmates”(Response to the Prison Rape Elimination Act). Some inmates could portray the role of acting as if they are there for the victim to talk to, but there are other things that could result from this.
There needs to be more of an understanding from the communities, friends, and family, of the effects of sexual violence. The victims need understanding and not ridicule. Rejection can lead to many other problems. Some of the community believes the women now have a sickness which is a fear that lingers inside the victim. Many husbands do not want to be intimate or even touch their wives after a rape occurs.
In today’s world, many American leaders and citizens believe that their nation is infallibly exceptional despite the vast amount of evidence that points to the contrary, and these views are far from harmless towards the nation’s identity and progress. When a group -- or in this case, a nation -- believes themselves to be exceptional, it can lind then to the problems that exist around them. They would see no reason to improve themselves if they were already exception in their minds. more and more Americans are
America is falling to pieces: were voting for a president that's simply funny instead of one that could change our country for the better; People are being harmed, not because they have done something wrong, simply because they are being themselves; teenagers are killing themselves because of the cruelty of society and their peers; children are obese and rather play on their parent's smartphone than play with outside with their toys or friends. The people who notice these problems and are trying to fix them are making little progress. Some people are noticing the problems and they will be the ones to change America for the better, although not enough people are noticing and wanting to change for the better so there is little progress. The people who are helping often sympathize or relate to the people being hurt for who they are.
In the years following the end of World War I, new technologies emerged that would change America forever. These technologies made it possible to improve the lives of Americans across the country. It also brought changes to our society. The most significant change was entertainment in the form of movie pictures. The movie industry became a huge business.
When envisioned, many imagine America as the land of opportunity and freedom. However, America isn't all that it's cracked up to be. Most people are barely skating by, some are well off and thriving, but very few have wealth and riches. Living with the economics of America, Americans bond each other in circumstances that are not beneficial so that they may stay or remain at the top and watch when others are trampled over as if their hands are tied. America has many faults as its history is filled with events that display exploitation of its citizens and others around them.
There are far too many parallels between ancient Rome and modern America. It seems as if many people do not care enough about the path our country is headed down. Ethics and values have gone out the window, the government has doomed the working class, people have become violent, people are acting without fully thinking and war is constant. America needs a change before it is too late. Ethics and values have merely disappeared but when they are present they seem to be hypocritical.
Though seen as a country in itself, the United States is divided into multiple nations based on lifestyle and opinion. The individuality that citizens value is powerful enough to create divisions in the country. People can easily differentiate one from another and some are even open to adapt to even more change. Americans understand and emphasize their differences well enough to value the nation as independently