Gerstein's Argument Analysis

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Additionally, this blame is solely placed on the observer when the accountability should be shared with the participant. The participant makes the conscious choice to head out into public where he could be observed at any moment, yet when he does, the blame is placed onto the observer for examining an intimate moment. Gerstein makes the mistake of putting forth a very confusing and contradicting statement by saying that he does not blame the observers when he does, and then goes to wholly place the guilt onto them. He comes off extremely biased in favour of the participant and he does not, once again, put forth any counterarguments. He does not consider all sides of the issue and does not attempt to answer any possibly rebuttals, such as what if it is not the fault of the observer but actually the fault of the participant? …show more content…
However, based on how heavily he favours the participants, he may say that they are never to be blamed because they cannot control whether they are observed, but because Gerstein fails to even mention any flaws within his …show more content…
He makes the mistake of assuming everyone fits into this mold he perceives, a mold that states that everyone is self-conscious, easily distracted, and wishes for privacy. He does not take into consideration the exhibitionists but without even going as far as sexual intentions, he does not acknowledge the ones who simply wish to display themselves for multiple different reasons, such as at attract jealousy or praise. His argument of individuals seeking privacy because they are self-conscious on how the relationship appears to spectators becomes invalid in the face of those who show off their relationships to

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