Honor Las Vegas, Respect The Showgirl, By Jack Sheehan Essay

794 Words Apr 7th, 2016 4 Pages
Showgirls have been the face of Las Vegas for a long time, but has been slowly dying throughout the years. In Jack Sheehan column “To Honor Las Vegas, Respect the Showgirl,” published on April 21st, 2013, in the Review-Journal, he explains why he thinks the face of the iconic showgirl is dying in Las Vegas. Sheehan, who has lived in Las Vegas for about four decades, wrote an opinionated piece, that needed more supporting facts. “To Honor Las Vegas, Respect the Showgirl,” was structured well, but was not very convincing because he did not give any reasons why the showgirl legacy was diminishing. It is also written from a male perspective because most females do not want to be seen as just a male fantasy. Sheehan is a talented writer, who is a horrible debater. Sheehan starts his article by quoting his “smart friend,” but did not provide any credible information on why somebody should trust his friend. He does this to stray away from the entire piece being viewed as his own opinion, but this can cause someone to believe something that is possible not true. The author also states, “For nothing screams ‘Las Vegas’ louder than an impossibly tall and elegant beauty draped in every color of the spectrum, peering us from her Mayan headdress and suggesting that she can take ordinary Joe away from all his troubles.” Las Vegas still has these unrealistic conceptions, but in different ways than the show girls Sheehan was used to. Strippers and hookers still hold that reputation than…

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