Analysis Of The Argument : Back Off, Dress Codes

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Analysis of an Argument: Back Off, Dress Codes. This is Not Your Call. When analyzing an argument, a reader must be able to think critically about what the author is taking about, and whether the facts and ideas are reliable and well written out. To write an argument the author must be able to persuade the audience into agreeing with what they have to say on a topic. In articles such as Karen Mangiacotti’s article, “Back Off, Dress Codes. This is Not Your Call,” it is important for the reader to be able to put both their own knowledge and the knowledge presented to them to decide how accurate the writing is. When making a decision about the validity of the authors writing, one must make sure that there are no fallacies, or over uses of appeals. In Karen Mangiacotti’s article “Back off, Dress Codes. This Is Not Your Call,” Mangiacotti uses significant facts and statements to argue that school dress codes are sexist that ultimately humiliate young women; and by analyzing the author’s tone and pointed sexism toward women in the article, Mangiacotti’s article becomes less convincing to an audience that the dress code is bad, due to the way that she sets up the article. Mangiacotti’s article has five main points that she stresses, which also helps to support her thesis of, “And, make no mistake: dress codes are increasingly becoming an excuse for sexualizing women and disgracing young girls for the apparent pleasure of those in power.” Her main arguments are: to stop
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