Rhetorical Analysis Of Refuting Anti-Gay Rights Argument

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Sexual orientation has been a heavily disputed topic for decades. At first no one really cared, but the more it was put out there the more it became evident that this couldn’t be ignored. It wasn’t until June 26, 2013 that gay marriage accepted in all fifty states. It is gradually becoming more widely accepted, but there are still large groups out there that do not support it. In Sager’s article Refuting Anti-Gay Rights Arguments, we see that he has a much stronger source because he comes back with textual evidence, while Dawson’s article Bisexuality is a real Thing, is much weaker because it is based off her opinion. For some people experiencing this sexual orientation can be strange and feel unnatural, while others find it completely normal and thrive in what they are feeling. While analyzing both texts, the proper rhetorical strategies must be addressed. In each text there should be logos, pathos, and ethos. Ethos is an appeal to ethics, and it refers to the expertise and trustworthiness of the source. When a person is using a lot of ethos you know they are …show more content…
Not only can we tell that she is irritated by the situation, but we can also tell that she knows what she’s talking about. Dawson states in the beginning of her article that she’s been bisexual since she was fourteen, meaning she’s thought a lot about the situation and she’s been experiencing things for quite some time now. In conclusion to that we know she knows what she’s talking about, but she doesn’t address the situation to the best of her ability. Dawson all in all is going on a rant, she is pissed off and wants everyone to know why she’s pissed, and she does make an impact or I wouldn’t be writing about her in a

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