Article Rebuttal: "Elliot Rodger was a misogynist" In the 2014 Guardian article, "Elliot Rodger was a misogynist -- but is that all he was? ", Hadley Freeman states that no one can doubt that Rodger was a misogynist because he "went out on Friday, armed with three semi-automatic shotguns he had bought legally, to punish all women for rejecting him sexually." She goes on to take direct quotes from Rodger's manifesto, My Twisted World, to prove her point; "You girls aren't attracted to me," he writes "but I will punish you all for it." She then, in an attempt at convincing her readers that the fact that Rodger killed just as many men as he did women is of no consequence, writes that "misogynists with murderous intent often end up killing men when they set out to kill women." While Freeman does admit that Rodger's mental instability undoubtedly played some role in his killing spree, she asserts that he was "enabled in his misogynistic feelings by a
Sometimes even normal-seeming registered gun owners appear to go mad and kill, as tragically happened at Hungerford and Dunblaine in the U.K. Quite simply, guns are lethal and the fewer people have them the better. Law-abiding citizens deserve the right to protect their families in their own homes, especially if the police are judged incapable of dealing with the threat of attack. Would-be rapists and armed burglars will think twice before attempting to break into any house where the owners may keep firearms for self-defense. (This can also be applied to the right to carry concealed weapons, deterring potential rapists, muggers, etc), [Gun
How does Michael Moore use the techniques of Satire in Bowling for Columbine to achieve his purpose? By using film techniques such as irony, juxtaposition and sarcasm, in a remarkably powerful way, Moore leads the audience through a deeply emotional and informative journey in his film, bowling for Columbine. He clearly highlights the flaws in American society and the terrible fact, that American gun culture is based upon fear which is leading to the knocking down of much of their society. Through these techniques, Moore invites the viewer to reflect on the values and attitudes about human frailty and depravity and to question whether the gun laws in America need to be altered. Moore outlines the flaws in American society simply by using juxtaposition as a technique of satire.
In his speech, Obama uses many language techniques to convince Americans to stand up to their representatives to tighten gun laws. Both Moore and Obama use a range of techniques to position their audiences to believe the reality they share. One of the people Michael Moore chooses to interview is James Nicholas, brother of Terry Nicholas who blew up the Oklahoma city council centre. In this scene he has the audience perceive James as reckless and a bit crazy, he uses this to then position the audience to think that most gun owning Americans are crazy extremists. Moore emphasises this by selecting a part of the interview a part where he follows James into his room to see the under his pillow, he places subtitles for this scene to show the audience the conversation they have as James puts the gun to his head as a joke.
Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore’s award winning documentary of 2002, Bowling for Columbine, sets out to determine why America has such a high rate of domestic gun violence. Cunningly exploiting interview techniques when speaking with Marilyn Manson, Moore attacks the news media, suggesting a prevailing culture of fear which exists among the American public. Similarly, in another interview with Matt Stone, the director highlights the interviewee’s sense of trust and power, this time confronting the fatal flaws which are evident among the American government and education systems. The director conducts interviews in order to aid his portrayal of different groups and individuals. When Moore conducts interviews with people whom he intends to foreground as trustworthy and intelligent, the atmosphere is very relaxed and laid back.
How do we justify a killer? Deckard kills Zhora - slow motion effect as she gets weaker and weaker with every shot from D.’s gun - highlights her struggle, contrasted by how easy it is to kill her - Deckard shows dominance over her in this way - we understand the dominance as a owner and pet, making it okay for Deckard to kill his own ‘pet’ - the easily broken glass represents Zhora in her see through outfit - represents that just as easily as breaking glass, Zhora could be killed by Deckard - more notion to justify Zhora’s life as unnecessary - the music is sad, and not revengeful/action packed which makes it seem as though Deckard regrets to some degree what he has done we ‘forgive’ Deckard for killing her (his killing is justified) because he regrets his actions - Deckard is also told to kill her by a higher power, which also allows us to forgive him for his actions and sooth the idea of murder - The label for killing a replicant is ‘retirement’ which dehumanizes Zhora and makes it easier to kill her and not feel bad - therefore the fact that she is a replicant makes it easier to kill her Roy kills Tyrell - ‘you were made as well as we could make you’ – large echoing, fatherly, caring voice mimics God, you also cannot see him when he says this which allows us to think of him as an omnipotent power from above - The high angle shot of Roy diminishes him, but makes Tyrell more powerful and God-like - Another clue that the producer wanted to make Tyrell seem omnipotent is through the way he is killed - The eyes can symbolize omniscience, and when Roy pushes Tyrell’s eyes into his head we can see this as a way of Roy challenging Tyrell’s infinite knowledge - Making Tyrell a creator, and playing the creator role of God, we draw positive thoughts towards him - The opposite of him, is the angry Roy, who we see as the antagonist,
Organizations such as MDA (Mom’s Demand Action) have been attacking the NRA ILA with the powerful tool of social media. These organizations have recruited mothers who feel that gun ownership causes mass shootings and that the NRA subjugates women by making them viewed as victims. Gun owners and NRA members of America are objectified as simpleminded gun nuts or country bumpkins. This postmodern view of females is insulting to female and male members of the NRA. The NRA has countered these attacks recently by creating “Women of the NRA”, and movement where women’s rights to own guns are empowered and celebrated.
Anna goes on to say that if she of the parent of one of Ted Buddies victims she would with great pleasure kill him herself. She talks about how “what many people want from the death penalty, they will never get”, because she believes that the death penalty should be given to the murderer the way they did their victims. Anna Quindlen goes on to give examples of a couple situations in which she try to prove how the death penalty seems to be and what it actually is. In Anna Quindlen’s essay she said the statement “Ted Bundy and I go back a long way” which she means by that is that ever since day one of the murders that started in Washington she has followed these unsolved murders and story. She even feels she a connection with Ted Bundy because she could have seen herself as a potential victim of Ted.
Gun Control Persuasive Essay A shot is fired in the city streets and the cries of the helpless, hopeless and innocent go unheard. Once the sound of security, the voice of authority, has become the dark and blood curdling echo of a demon, one that we as a nation have created and if not controlled, will ultimately spiral into the highest handgun crime rate of teenagers, ever recorded(It is not about guns anymore it is about, maintaining control, protecting the well being of the youth and innocent of this country by making well educated decisions to maintain order. Lets talk about America, Canada’s neighbors’ to the south, the voice of democracy, a country who is depicted as the land of the free and a home to the brave. Americans, not much different than Canadians, love and care about family, go to work in order to pay bills and want the protection of their rights and freedoms that were passed down by the founding fathers of their great nation. So I pose the question, what makes Canadians so different, and why does Canada have far fewer deaths by the gun, despite over 1.8 million registered gun owners?1 This issue stands out like a sore thumb, but I believe I know what separates Canada from the United States of America, the fact that America is a nation that is shrouded in deception and run by leaders that instill fear.
“Performance enhancing drugs in sport should be legalised.” Tim Chappell won the initial vote with 86% of students voting against drugs in sport. Steve Olivier started the debate by stating the five main arguments against his case which were that using drugs is against the nature of sport, drugs are unfair, it is unnatural, loss of freewill and causes harm. He continued by breaking down each point and highlighting its flaws. His first point stated that drugs were not against the nature of sport because sport is already an unnatural practice. He then went on to argue that sport is already economically unfair and poorer nations are disadvantaged.