Ain’t I A Woman: Rhetorical In-Class Essay The speech Ain’t I a Woman, given by Sojourner Truth and edited by Susan B. Anthony was a speech that had the power to move many. This speech showed audiences the bravery and strength this woman contained. Not only did Sojourner address the importance of women’s rights, but she created an influential argument for African American rights. Sojourner Truths includes repetition, emotional comparisons, and biblical references throughout her speech in order to exemplify the importance of women’s rights to make her speech stronger, and to move her audience. Truth uses different strategies of repetition to lead her audience to the base of her arguments.
There was a Pakistani girl named Malala Yousafzai who got hurt for saying that women deserve an education in her country. She didn’t care if that’s what her society thought to be acceptable, she knew it wasn’t right and so she rebelled against the whole idea of it. She survived her injuries, and now she protests for women to have a better education. There are a lot of women all over the world just like her that rebel against society’s view of women. In the story, the Awakening, Edna also rebelled against society by freely expressing herself.
In this novel, Julia Alvarez manages to capture and express the true feelings of women which deconstructs the stereotypes through Yo. Feminism is defined as “a political movement that works to achieve equal rights for women and men” (Hirsch 113). For the past ages, women were seen in the society as inferior to men and were greatly excluded from education and the right to property ownership. A British feminist named Mary Wollstonecraft argues, “educational restrictions keep women in a state of ignorance and slavish dependence” (Blake 117). The shattering of classifications and stereotypes, and the subversion of traditional gender roles, and the concept of sisterhood or unity among women are among the main tenets of feminist criticism.
DO MUSLIM WOMEN NEED SAVING? Lia Abu-Lughod Book Review “Writing against culture” The book “Do Muslim Women Need Saving?” by the Lila Abu-Lughod, an academic who has lived many years observing women in the Middle East and the West has a meaning of the most basic conditions of the Muslim women’s lives which are set by political, and economical ethics. She also evaluates the beliefs of the international movement of speeches about ‘the demoralized Muslim women. Her motivation on examining how individual Muslim women experience freedom, rights and restrictions brings a much-needed perception. As an anthropologist who had lived for so long with women in communities where everyone was Muslim, she was forced to reflect on what she could do with the perspective her ethnographic work had given her.
Malala Yousafzai is a national role model and example of a Transcendentalist superstar for her actions of fighting for the rights of Middle-Eastern women to have an education and larger place in society against the insanely biased and unfair power of the Taliban. She will stop at nothing to fulfill her goal, and always has the benefit of mankind nuzzled in the back of her mind when taking potentially perilous actions or delivering her heart-driven speeches. Malala Yousafzai’s selfless actions and sacrifices, along with her inspirational role in the progress of women’s rights in the Middle East creates her growth as a human and position as iconoclast in the world undeniable. It was acknowledged that the growth of a human is very important to the advancement of society, but how is one supposed to behave like a decent person when they are treated as a second-class citizen with rights lesser than those of the mosquitoes? Women living in the Middle East under the rule of the Taliban are the lowest part of their caste system, incapable of living their life with dignity and self-interest.
Due to the limited amount of resources and the restrictions laid upon women for practicing rhetoric, it is astonishing how many women were still able to make a significant impact on the field of rhetoric which I feel has paved the way for women’s liberations rights today. Christine de Pizan portrayed the art of rhetoric through language and letter writing as she challenged the boundaries of women’s input at the time. She sought to save the reputation of women, who at the time were being slandered and shine a new spotlight for women’s advancement. It is imperative that more time and space be dedicated to Christine De Pizan in Herricks textbook of rhetoric and many more to follow. Christine De Pizan is a brave woman who stood up to the verbal assaults on women in the 14th century.
There is a definite devaluing of women and their contribution to their families, community, and society. Each of these stories brings awareness to the reader, which in turn can fuel the inner workings for change to occur. This can be achieved by providing a need in women to be and feel confident in themselves, their abilities and contributions. CABALLERO Caballero has many examples of women at different positions within the family and how those positions and roles that are placed on them are designed to define them. These roles and positions can in essence trap them or free them.
Rhetorical Artifact Speech Lori Letendre Bay Path University Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.” Besides being known for her inspiring quotes she is also known for an incredible speech called “The Struggle of Human Rights.” I chose to examine this speech because she is a well-known public figure that I have learned about in my previous education. I gained knowledge of her background as a human rights advocate for people who do not have a voice of their own. This speech is extremely important because it marked the beginning of a new future for freedom of the people.
The victims are young Middle Eastern girls who simply want to better their lives and get an education. It is clear to see that with the conflict in the Middle East, it is unnecessary for any more added violence. The violence is being blamed on the Military or as they are called “the enemy”. The principle form the video said “they are still scared, but they are still going to teach.” Also stated in the video “there is a strong desire to learn, but it is mixed with fear.” it is clear to see that girls, a woman getting an education in the Middle East is
The Passage of Women on Capitol Hill Remarkable women from all eras have contributed to paving a path through feministic views, and this has led to women making differences, not just for women, but for all, no matter what your race, gender, or social status. The conviction of these women has started feminist movements, created different organizations, and has help pave a pathway for other women along the political path to achieve positions on and in Capitol Hill. These amazing women have extraordinary power, courage, and talent and have accomplished more of an impact on all issues that contribute to support our country. Women who have fought for rights; their relevance applicability elucidates what is important in debates over welfare, terrorism and civil liberties, minority rights, abortion and euthanasia, freedom of speech and a range of other issues. After looking at the contribution that various women of age, race, and social status have had, do women on Capitol Hill make a change?