Could it perhaps be attributed to media agendas and the portrayal and representation of women in the media? Pelosi is an identified feminist, and has been a consistent voice in speaking out against the sexist framework that invalidates women’s importance and visibility when holding positions of power. Pelosi has reported being caught in the double bind that is all too familiar to women in politics and corporations (Spring, 2012). The media tends to report on women based on a masculine standard or expectation. When a woman of power meets these standards, she is portrayed as frigid or butch, while if she fails to meet masculine expectations, she is portrayed as weak, too feminine, and not good enough for the
Because “drowned” and “suffocated” are words with extremely strong connotation, they aid Clinton in clearly embellishing her aspirations of common folk grasping the horror of what happens to women on the planet. The vision of broken spines serve as thoroughly detailed visuals to support the horror. By this time in Clinton’s argument, she already educated spectators of misdeeds, what was ethical and moral versus unethical and immoral, and put the life of women into perspective; however she did not truly address the benefits of supporting females until later
Jessica Valenti, a feminist author and columnist, in her article “Hillary Clinton knows gun violence is a women’s issue. So should everyone else,” argues that a feminist perspective on gun violence must be recognized when considering reforms on gun policies. She supports this claims by first incorporating statistics and direct quotations into her argument as evidence, then widening the scope of the argument by combining statements from Clinton herself with opinions of other feminists and including a story from a man’s perspective, and finally using first person at the end of her article to discuss the future of the gun controversy, emphasizing her conviction that gun policy is a pressing issue in America. Valenti’s purpose is to argue that
Steinbeck uses word choice, tone, anaphora to highlight the juxtaposition between Cathy Ames and Abra Bacon to illustrate how evil and goodness change the perspective about their inherent point. For instance, Cathy Ames was one of the character who standed out in the novel, which made the audience aware of who she was and is a big comparison to other characters throughout the book. Adam told Charles that him and Cathy got married. Which makes Cathy leave to the bedroom and closing the door. Charles say negative things about Cathy “She’s no damn good, I tell you.
In addition to unrealistic standards, Orenstein is alarmed by the growing popularity of princesses because she views them as “retrograde role models” (329). Therefore, she thinks princesses teach false lessons on morals, speculating less attractive girls will be bullied. Although Orenstein takes a second wave feminist approach, Poniewozik has a third wave feminism viewpoint, which states women can perform female and male tasks. Poniewozik describes various new princess movies that have a third wave feminism approach, for example in The Prince & Me, Paige chooses her career of becoming a doctor over the prince (324). However, in the sequel, she marries the prince and continues working as a doctor.
presidents have repeatedly led the country into many unnecessary wars to test and prove their core masculinity is highly exaggerated. In her treatment of psychopathic leadership, she identifies machismo as the primary trait of leaders. But there have been instances where even women leaders have been instrumental in leading their country to war. - She also cites masculine characteristics and irrational thinking as the primary reasons behind U.S. interventions all around the globe. But this cannot be the only reason for these wars.
In “The Biggest Loser” (October 23, 2015), Paul Krugman asserts that the Benghazi committee is a witch hunt and that ¨Trey Gowdy and company” are chumps. Mr. Krugman illustrates his displeasure with the committee and the head of it, Trey Gowdy, through belittling diction and Rhetorical question. He uses this choice in diction and rhetorical question in order to deter anyone from taking the accusations of the committee seriously by calling not only the committee “chumps” and but anyone who listens to the committee an ¨ even bigger chump” then the committee is. Krugman appeals to his more liberal audience by talking about the committee, and its tea party support, with a tone of contempt by using insulting diction like “loser” and “chump”. Krugman
In the ethnographic documentary “Fire Eyes,” director Soraya Mire presented a biased opinion on the nature of female circumcision by emphasizing graphic content like gore and pain. While Mire’s documentary presents the terrifying nature of female circumcision, the use of graphic content and imagery successfully conveys Mire’s strong opinion opposing female circumcision. However, Mire neglects to discuss the cultural values behind the mutilation and instead prioritizes how she views the act as unethical. The importance in conveying the horrifying nature of female circumcision through graphic content evokes emotional responses in the audience and easily persuades the audience to follow the director’s own beliefs. In the movie “Fire Eyes,” Soraya Mire creates a personal connection with the audience by choosing to showcase bloody, painful responses rather than solely focusing on multiple retellings of women who experienced circumcision.
Furthermore, the deep seated guilt and haunted conscience portrayed by Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy in Act 5 Scene 1 is a representation of my lasting influence over her. During the 1600’s, one’s loyalty to their king had no higher responsibility. Shakespeare has intentionally influenced the reader of significance of Lady Macbeth’s regicide and evil. With the use of imagery, Lady Macbeth called upon my evil spirits to help her convince Macbeth to commit regicide as she speaks, “Come, you spirits, That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, And fill me from the crown to the toe”. Lady Macbeth called upon my spirits to fill her entirely with evil spirits.
However, as the authors discuss, a man in a similar role would be characterized as strong and an effective leader. Sutherland, et al also highlights the conflicting views on women in power such as in the film Fatal Attraction, in which a deranged (Alex) woman aggressively seduces another woman’s husband (Dan) and the loyal wife uses her power to kill Alex. Both of these roles portrayed powerful women, but one was evil whose power needed to be controlled and the other was a protector of her her family. Also, Sutherland provides the views of prominent feminists (A. Dworkin & c. MacKinnon) who have grounded their analysis of inequality in the notion that masculinity means domination and femininity means subjection. The domination view holds that “what it means to be a woman
Jennifer L. Pozner paints a tale in “The Unreal World” of network executives that profit at the physical and emotional expense of reality TV stars, all for the sake of ratings. Through inaccurate representation of women using the pursuit of perfection along with the objectification of women makes reality TV a poisonous industry. She doesn’t just make these claims, but she also backs it up through her intricate use of multiple techniques and ethos in the Unreal World. The appeal I found to be most prevalent when analyzing “The Unreal World” has to be the emotional appeal. Pozner uses this article as an outlet to display to the world her deep dislike for reality TV and all it stands for.
Evidently, Queen Mary’s death was a means for her husband’s political allies and enemies to reshape the future of the country. Augustus’ enemies also used Livia as a political tool to damage the reputation of his dynasty. Despite the similarities, there are differences among these post humous attacks. Livia is described by her critics as a bad mother and wife; she is the wicked stepmother and is charged by Tacitus for poisoning Augustus and killing those in line for the throne for the advancement of her own son. Mary II is criticizes by Jacobites for siding with her husband during the Glorious Revolution, which pushed her father off his throne.