Clinton's Speech Rhetorical Analysis

1613 Words Dec 21st, 2012 7 Pages
Zach Sabo
Ms. Jessica
English Class
5 November 2012
Women’s Right Are Human Rights: A Rhetorical Analysis
Several decades ago, the global women’s rights treaty was ratified by a majority of the world’s nation. Despite its many successes in advancing and empowering women in relation to women’s rights, poverty, decision-making, violence against women, and other numerous issues actually still exist in all aspects of women’s life. Therefore, the 4th World Conference on Women with its unique slogan “Action for Equality, Development, and Peace” was held in Beijing, China from the 4th to the 15th of September 1995 with participation of international delegates from more than 180 countries including the United States of America ("Beijing
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Clinton illustrates the painful reality of women’s lives to the audience that is intended to make them feel sympathy by portraying women as victims of inequality. She also emphasize the word “speak” at the beginning of each sentence because she believes that this international conference on women’s rights is the best platform for her to speak up about some women’s issues that have been overlooked and denied until today. The way she uses the word “speak” mainly to delivers her message across in a smooth and concise way by listing several different violations of human rights. Furthermore, Clinton also provides one upsetting example when she states, “It’s a violation of human rights when a leading cause of death worldwide among women ages 14 to 44 is the violence they are subjected to in their own homes by their own relatives.” This statistic probably reminds the audiences of the immediacy of the women’s rights and maybe even hit close to the audience’s perception and emotions to look more serious regarding the women’s rights issues. Based on this statistics, Clinton uses pathos by arguing that women in all group of ages deserved to be treated equally and assuming that she do not agree with the way women are currently being treated by the world.
Moreover, the logos appeal comes into play in her speech when she claims that a peaceful world cannot be
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