“Violent Media is Good for Kids” is an article which makes many claims to support the argument that a controlled amount of violence could be good for a developing child. Even though this article is controversial the claims serve to support the argument. Throughout the analyzing process logos, ethos, and pathos are searched for and scrutinized. The rhetorical strategies are what makes a paper effective or not. In this case the author uses, what I believe, is just the correct amount of each and fulfills his goal for writing the article. Although this article is written more as a story it still provides information backing up the argument.
Discussion 1 B: Netiquette is a term many of you many may not have heard of. Take some time and look it up, “google it”. You may be surprised. Then click on the link below and read the 10 rule of Netiquette. Write about your thoughts on Netiquette. Have you been guilty of violating one of the rules? Will you change the way you interact online because of this, why or why not?
In our debate we discussed whether women are just as violent as men. The pro side of the debate said yes women are just as violent as men, and the opposing side said men are more violent than women. In the yes side of the debate violence was described as physical and emotional assaults. As in violent acts carried out with the intention of causing another person physical pain or injury, no matter whether actual injury occurs, and any unjust, cruel act, or maltreatment of another human being. In the no side of the debate violence was just described as physical assaults, and not emotional assaults. This paper will discuss both sides of the debate, and the pros and cons of the arguments made by both sides.
Being violent gives man respect and masculine credibility (Katz, 2013). The focus should be on addressing the issue of men feeling the need to be violent to be masculine. Men should not need to feel as if violence should be the answer to their problems. Much more reasonable alternate solutions can be used to mediate a situation rather than using violence. Men are raised to believe one needs to be tough to be successful and masculine. This problem will never be solved unless people become aware that masculinity is not defined by violence.
However, it is important to note that gender-based violence also effects men as well, specifically in the ways in which gender, race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status perpetuate men’s violent acts. Society’s meaning of “being a man” or “being masculine” are harmful influences to the overarching problem.
Keep a tally of how many times men post and how many times women post. Who tends to post more often? Remember to make sure you are looking at the whole class, not just one discussion thread or group. (If you are using our class as your example, be sure to look at ALL 7 forums, not just your individual group forum)!
“What do these shootings have in common? Guns, yes. But also, boys.” This is one impactful line from Michael Ian Black’s article titled “The Boys Are Not All Right”. Initially when I was looking for an article this title caught my attention. After reading through it, it made sense, and I agreed with most of what Black had to say. There are school shootings happening all over the country, which in turn, has made guns a hot button topic right now. Most of the school shooting committed were by a male; this fact surprised me because I never noticed it. Black compares the development of boyhood and girlhood, then identifies cause of brokenness among boys and closes by sharing his own ideas. This article doesn’t focus on if we should have gun control, instead it makes you think about the shooter.
Summary Most girls have been bullied at least one time in their life, including author Rachel Simmons. Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls mainly focuses on aggression in girls of all ages, and also gets many different school's stances and perspective toward bulling among girls (Simmons,10). Odd Girl Out also focuses aggression of girls also trying to understand why girls bully others. In society physical aggression is looked down upon by girls so instead girl may use different forms of aggression. There are a few different types of aggression.
The media are mainly in the business of story-telling and are more likely to represent the story in a negative way. They enjoy provoking violence between the youth by dramatizing the stories and making it look like an alarming issue. Using an interesting headline will attract the reader, by making the problem or the story a lot more dramatic will increase the news value. This has a great influence power on society, government and policy makers. However, these behaviours are not fair to the individuals being made the main topic.
The movie “Tough Guise” examines and evaluates the relationship between cultural and social construction of masculinity and the images we see in mass media and popular culture. The movie recognizes immense violence in America as a product of gendered associated phenomenon, and identifies and explains its connection to cultural codes and ideals of “masculinity”. In the movie, Katz main thesis revolves around the idea: masculinity is created; it does not inherently exist, as opposed to one’s biological sex. Central to his argument is this concept: One may be born as male or female: which is one’s biological identity, but the concept of “masculinity” is a societal and cultural construct. To further empower his thesis he argues that media plays a vital role in dispensing and sustaining this cultural construct.
Violence is a very serious topic. Especially when talking about youth violence. Youth violence consists of many things for example, guns, drugs, bullying, poor grades, poverty, and much more. In this essay I will be talking about some topics such as, what are the causes youth violence? How has violence affected my life? What can I do about youth violence? So lend me your ears and I will tell you the three main points about youth violence.
In Emma’s Ted Tal Jackson Katz attempted to expand the issue of gender violence to the male audience. He argued that it is not just a women’s issue but it is men as well. Stating that men have long been looked out of the conversation struck a chord with me. I never really looked into gender violence because I thought it was not my problem. Most men are not the one’s talking about, it is mostly women, so I see it as a topic mainly for women. That is how I saw what he was talking about us true, For us to push past these social issues it is imperative that both men and women recognize these issues and work together to resolve them.
Previous research concerning peer aggression has been conducted under the assumption that women rarely display aggression; therefore, aggressive behavior has historically been viewed as a male phenomenon (Björkqvist, 1994). Recently, many researchers have challenged the gender bias in the existence of aggressive behaviors and have broadened the definition of aggression. Björkqvist’s research suggests sex differences exist in the quality of the aggression, but not the quantity. According to Paquette and Underwood (1999), an adolescent’s expression of anger and contempt for peers can sometimes be expressed through physical aggression, manipulation, exclusion, and/or gossip. This broader definition allows for
This study sought to determine the perception of the residents on the social acceptability of the various forms and prevalence of violence against women. The study supposed that when people perceived the various forms of violence against women as socially acceptable, their prevalence tends to be high.