Rhetorical Analysis Of Gender Equality

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Proposition: Women are now contributing to the continuation of gender equality.

Venue: The New York Times

Audience (venue): The New York Times has a wide ranging audience because of the broad scope of its coverage. The fact that this publication is both online and in print expands the audience even further. The audience would have a wide variety of racial backgrounds but would likely be upper or middle class individuals because accessing The New York Times requires monetary funds. In addition, because the piece is a justificatory editorial, it is more likely that liberal individuals would be reading the article. This is because the editorials featured by The New York Times generally argue in favor of liberal views on social issues. For this reason, the audience reading this article would also be interested in contemporary
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(However) the current women’s rights movement and instances of gender inequality prove otherwise. (Given) the world today is progressive.
Function: Counterargument, refutation, and premise

Paragraph 3: (Thus) women are now helping to perpetuate gender inequality.
Function: Proposition

Paragraph 4: (Because) women are not unified. (Because) even at the start of the feminist movement, women were not united. (For example) some women wanted the right to vote while others did not. (For example) the women who did not did not want to be associated with the movement. (For example) this created a divide between the two groups of women.
Function: Reason and evidence

Paragraph 5: (Because) this split has continued today. (For example) only a portion of women who want gender equality identify as feminist because of the stigma of being feminist. (For example) most feminists are not radicals, but feminism is linked to radicalism. (For example) it seems as though women who do not identify as feminist do not want gender equality although they do.
Function: Reason and

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