Emma Watson's Rhetorical Analysis Of Gender Equality

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"I am a feminist. I’ve been female for a long time now. I’d be stupid not to be on my own side." This quote is said by Maya Angelou, who was a civil rights activist, author, poet and songwriter. Discrimination against women has been an issue for a while now and the path to equality between the genders continue to be one full of obstacles. Emma Watson is a British model, actress and activist who believes strongly in women's rights and equality. Her speech, “Gender equality is your issue too” has gotten a lot of attention over the past couple of years because of the way she presents the information through her personal life and emotion. She has become an influencer and a role model to many young girls because she has a special way of showing empowerment through her words. The goal of this speech is to make everyone aware of the issue of gender equality and how important it is for the future of our society. She achieves this goal by using different speech techniques to prove her point. Most of her audience were younger women because this speech was more towards women equality but Watson emphasized again and again in her speech that she wanted men to be aware of this issue too because they also have to face gender stereotypes everyday. Emma Watson uses two rhetorical appeals: One is bandwagon to emphasize her effort to make people understand the importance and value of equal rights between both genders; the other is logos used to prove to her audience that there will be
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