Sweatshops Still Make Your Clothes Analysis

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In the 2013 Salon.com article, “Sweatshops still make your clothes,” author Jake Blimgart uses the idea of sweatshops to convey the message; that the clothing industry must make a change in how clothes are created and the process people face during this creation period. His goals comprise of informing American consumers about how the people are treated, including the facts that many women were sexual harassed, beaten, and fired for trying to create a change. In addition, another goal is to make a change for many developing countries so they can have the same human rights as other developed countries. Blimgart’s emotional use of word choice, tone, and evidence demonstration his views and ideology towards sweatshops around the world.
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For the purpose of relating to the feelings of the reader by mention many cruel and heartbreaking events in our everyday lives. The tone occupied helps portray many of these companies as barbaric. Imagine going right into an article just to be informed that many workers in foreign countries are “raped” and “work 20 hour shifts”. The tone used by Blimgrat creates an emotional connection to the reader. When mention these events that occurred, he tends to be very descriptive in a culture that back then was very suppressed. Being able to provide the truth to people allow others to feel more involved in the situation itself. Revealing that many companies that consumers shop at engage in the acts of child labor and do not seem to care enough on it, creates an emotional disruption within the audience and may create them to be more alert on the things going on around them. If providing many examples can help create an image in the readers’ head, then the author will use it to convey their ideas into every …show more content…
If an author is choosing to write a paper to make a change, then they should offer many choices of solution they find fit. He chooses to end the article without a strong suit, but it feels as if he left off in the middle of a paragraph. The information he provides is great and more than enough to convince me as a reader, but if he cannot provide a method for me to be more involved in the situation itself then I feel lost as a reader. A strong article all around. If Blimgrat chose to revise or revisit this work, he may feel the need to create other paths for other to follow his ideas. Another key flaw can be providing too many ideas and not enough self-input. How does one feel about it, can also create a relationship between author and reader and maybe able to push other into the side he believes in. The article feel more of a part of a book then an article someone with a voice and opinion wrote. If someone such as Blimgrat gets the chance to voice an opinion even at the end of the article, then they should then just be overstuffing an article with facts. I agree with the idea I believe he was trying to convey which was we should find new ways to fight against “sweatshops” and enforce labor laws more seriously as it affect everyone. Overall, the articles give enough information for one to be informed on the topic, but not enough push towards creating a change on the issue

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